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Old 09-28-2020, 08:10 PM
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I don’t know anything about that boat specifically - but lifts are not rocket science. V-shape side goes down. Ideally pursuit may supply diagrams of the stringer layout or spots to avoid (like the spacing which might cause a thru hull to sit on a bunk) but plenty of people pull their boat onto a lift, rack, or trailer that has only had the most cursory setup without issue.

The most important thing you need to do is make sure it is properly positioned forward-aft so that equal weight is on both cables. Otherwise, you could end up with 6000 lbs of weight on one cable, and 3000 lbs of weight on the other. On most boats that means letting the bow stick off the end further than the transom, in fact on many center consoles, the back half of the boat will be on the lift and the front half will be sticking out in the air.

You can ballpark it and then lift the boat and “ring” the cables with a crescent wrench. Just give them a good whack. Like a guitar string, the cable will make a sound. Higher pitched = more weight on that cable. Lower the boat and recenter and try again until the Front and back cables sound more or less the same.

Once you find that spot, mark it on the boat so you can get it again. (And remember that if you’re full/empty on fuel it might be slightly different)

For a 26’ I’m assuming you’re putting it on a 10k+ lift. (Looks like the wet weight is about 7000 lbs)

Last edited by Flot; 09-28-2020 at 08:17 PM.