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  • #16
    I would be concerned about the cable coming off the sheeves - that is more angle than I personally am comfortable with... just my .02

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    • #17
      Add some cable wraps so they wind clean and do not get overlapped etc.

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      • #18
        I would straighten the cables and somewhere I saw an engineering reason for doing that. Below is a bracket option from boat lift warehouse or purchase stainless u-bolts. The Lowes near me had stainless bow eyes rated at 5,000# each for cheap.
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        • #19
          OK, so the OP is replacing the lift now so not much of this matters anymore but someone asked about the changes I made to my lift for the 230. Here are the photos:

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          Before the upgrade, there was only one motor and pipe on the right side. A set of cables went directly down to the beams on the right, and then another set ran across just below the beam, went through a pulley, and then down to the beam on the left side.


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          Almost done. We added a new motor and pipe on the left side. This, along with new beams, cables, and bunk boards doubled the lift capacity to 6000 pounds.

          -Charles

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          • #20
            I'd be curious to know how you came up with your 2,800lb rating. When my parents bought their lake house, their existing lift was a 3k lift per the maker of it. All we had to do to make it a 6k lift for the Nautuque was change bunk boards and brackets, and run a new cable with pulleys at top/bottom cutting the load lifted by the motor in half. The cradles were at capacity, the overhead mounting beams were fine (pair of 2x12 beams). You might be able to convert what you had with some new parts.

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            • #21
              Resurrecting this thread. Homer, the company that built my lift if out of business but I found a different company in the same town that has many employees from the old place. They confirmed it was 2,800 lbs and said I could upgrade with with a motor plate (or similar). The problem is that, as I am not happy with the cables etc on this one, I would rather replace the entire lift. I called saw positive comments about "It's a Doozie" and talked to them, they have a 4,000 lb that will work but the 6,000 lb is 220 volts and I only have 110. I only need the 4,000 but am inclined to go with the larger lift as no one knows what the future holds in terms of boats and the larger capacities are not that much more. I found another company that has 110 volt 6,500 lb lift that looks attractive. Does anyone have any experience with them?

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