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Old 12-04-2019, 04:31 PM
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Default Looking to buy boat lift cradle 34 freeman

I have a 4 post 16,000 pound lift. Looking for cradle for my new 34 freeman arriving in a few months. Located in sw Florida but willing to travel.

ive seem a few on here for sale but I am assuming they are sold.

if I need to go new is there anyone that has had one built? would like to use a company that already has the measurements.
Old 12-04-2019, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by mikewright007 View Post
I have a 4 post 16,000 pound lift. Looking for cradle for my new 34 freeman arriving in a few months. Located in sw Florida but willing to travel.

ive seem a few on here for sale but I am assuming they are sold.

if I need to go new is there anyone that has had one built? would like to use a company that already has the measurements.
Most lift installers have the dimensions for most boat builders, so I wouldn’t worry about that part.
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I am pretty sure Float-On in Vero Beach has the dimensions and could make one for you. Congrats on the new boat!
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In SW florida call Boat Master in Ft. Meyers. They can build you a cradle. Or Myco can build one. I've seen some really custom cradels for stepped go fast hulls over in Naples.
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Originally Posted by Dolphin Daze View Post
I am pretty sure Float-On in Vero Beach has the dimensions and could make one for you. Congrats on the new boat!
Called them 3 weeks ago with this EXACT request and they said they haven’t built a cradle in several years and don’t do it anymore. Not sure whose info is wrong but I ended up getting my local lift guy to fabricate something. Should be complete in a week in time for the new Freeman.
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I have the dims on the one my boat sits on. It’s cheap and easy to build.

A lot of the factory built ones are built short so if enough people are in front cleaning it may get bouncy in rear of vessel...and then OOPs.








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I think I have dims at office, if not I have to trailer the boat next week so I will pull the dimensions.
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U don’t really need a cradle....just 4 carpeted wooden bunks (2 for each sponson) with 2 cutouts for the steps. And if you upgrade to a 37, just spread them out a few inches. Should run much cheaper than a cradle too. About $2000-3000. Don’t forget to add 20lbs of lead to each side cuz wood floats and can lead to poorly wound cables.
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Mines being installed today.
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UCf
how did this cradle work for you?
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how did this cradle work for you?
well it works. Tilt is off a bit the front needs to come down. Right now they have the front 4” higher than the back and it needs to just be level but it’s working out as will be much better once the tilt is fixed.

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Originally Posted by ucf_motorcycle View Post
well it works. Tilt is off a bit the front needs to come down. Right now they have the front 4” higher than the back and it needs to just be level but it’s working out as will be much better once the tilt is fixed.
It looks like a gem box, so you can raise only one motor to level it out.....press “up” and then there’s a switch on the left that you have to push down so you can stop the other motor.
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It looks like a gem box, so you can raise only one motor to level it out.....press “up” and then there’s a switch on the left that you have to push down so you can stop the other motor.
that only levels side to side, for front to back you will need to adjust cables
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I walked all over your boat 2 weeks ago at the factory, beautiful! My boat is starting shortly.

MYCO has built several lifts for the 34 model. You might try calling them
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Sport Trail has the dimension.
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Originally Posted by ucf_motorcycle View Post
well it works. Tilt is off a bit the front needs to come down. Right now they have the front 4” higher than the back and it needs to just be level but it’s working out as will be much better once the tilt is fixed.
Wouldn't you want to keep a slight angle like you have to promote faster rainwater drainage? I thought it looked great as is. By the way congrats on your new boat, it looks awesome.
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Originally Posted by ucf_motorcycle View Post
Mines being installed today.

Ucf motorcycle. That is a nice setup. Congrats!
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I'm with Doctodd here. Just need regular bunks X 2 with cutout for the steps. I do like the look very much of the Ucf Motorcycle but don't know if it does any better. The pontoons automatically find the center of the bunks when I come home, not sure if center part to guide the boat is needed or not.
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UCD motorcycle’s cradle looks like the Float On set up. They basically duplicate the top of their trailer. I had one made for my 34 and found a used one for my 37. It works great, but they aren’t cheap. I sold my 34 cradle with the boat for the same price I bought the used 37. I think float on wanted around 5 grand to build a new one which was twice as much as they were charging 3 years ago. I think it is a pain in the ass for them, and they aren’t really trying to capture that market.
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