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Old 23 November 2003, 07:14   #1
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Boat Hoists

If that is what they are called??

Has anybody any experience or comments about the types of boat hoists (pictured in Pauls thread about Scilly Isles Mooring)?

It would seem to me that such a device would give one the best of both worlds i.e. boat readily available at all times for a quick launch, yet kept dry and out of the water for cleanliness, ease of access to the hull, leg etc.
The only drawback it would appear, is the cost of these things, but I would appreciate any comments like:
are they really as good as they appear?
do they really work?
what is the Marinas attitude to them?
are they unstable in bad weather?
can one easily move them from berth to berth?
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Old 23 November 2003, 07:31   #2
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I have attached the image incase anyone hasn't seen it.

I have used another on the same marina (under ther Tige). It seems easy to lower, but raising can be a bit of an art. As the "hoist" raises the ropes become a bit slacker and the feed pipes can be pulled off. The result is a boat at a very scary angle as one side carries on up and the other is leaning very close to falling off.

On the whole though they seem to work and judging by the number on TQ Marina I guess they don't mind. With regard to stability as long as the ropes are tight when in the raised position it should be very stable. Bear in mind the majority of them are used to hold up the Melges yachts so not very heavy. I would imagine with your boat up on one the centre of gravity would be quite high and could be abit more unstable.

With regard to moving from berth to berth I would imgine you have to tow it behind your boat.
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Old 23 November 2003, 07:40   #3
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I quite fancy em, there used to be one at our marina and I though it was excellent. The cowes inshore lifeboat lives on one.

An we towed one from Southampton to Lymington behing the Camel no problems but a bit slow.
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does anyne know the rough cost of one of these for a 6.5m rib (ie my next one)
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Your not possibly suggesting buying something with hard tubes on a rib forum are you ? The purists will 'ave you ex-communicated.

Think they are a couple of Gee Gees.

seriously though an inflatable one would be really cool

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