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Old 01-20-2012, 03:40 PM
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Default Need New Boat lift, IMM-Deco-or Quality

I have had a 10,000 pound IMM Boat lift with no problems. I need to upgrade to a 16,000 pound lift. I am trying to decide between IMM, Quality (now same company as IMM but apparently separate division), and Deco, and now adding Neptune and Golden. I have ruled out US Boat Lifts because of motor problems and poor customer service.

Please suggest the features that I should require. I am thinking GEM remote (no problems with my other one), stainless steel motor, sealed motor, chain gear drive, greaseless pulleys. Please suggest which of these companies I should choose.

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Call Neptune boat lifts. They make an awesome product and are very nice people to work with. I would think they have a rep in your area.
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I have a Deco thats 10yrs old. It has been flawless. Just recently replaced the cables to 5/16'' a few years ago. If I were to get a NEW lift, it would be hands down NEPTUNE. Those lifts look extremely nice and the quality shows.
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i like Deco and ive bashed them in the past. But the motors seem to be flawless and faster than others. If you can get bunks where the pulleys down low are in the same direction as the gear up high you will decrease the problems of cables not wrapping correctly and pulleys wearing out every year. Your installer is also very important.
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Hi Tide or Neptune.................
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Anyone have any lightly used 16,000 pound 4 post lifts for sale?
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My boat is on a Golden Lift and have had zero problems with the lift. What boat did you end up with? Mark
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Originally Posted by Kendall View Post
Anyone have any lightly used 16,000 pound 4 post lifts for sale?
I have a 24,000 lb Golden four post lift that I used for 2 years. It has a Gem remote. I removed the lift and it is being stored in a boat yard in Fort Lauderdale. I am looking to unload it. Let me know if you are interested.
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Originally Posted by Dsaltydog View Post
Hi Tide or Neptune.................



They set industry standards and what better environment then south fla to test durability with corrosion and storms....
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I have a 24,000 lb Golden four post lift that I used for 2 years. It has a Gem remote. I removed the lift and it is being stored in a boat yard in Fort Lauderdale. I am looking to unload it. Let me know if you are interested.
wanted 24,000 pound boat lift used
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The most important thing to look at is the structure of the boat lift. There are a lot of good boat lift companies out there but it is extremely important to find a lift that is soundly built. PM me with your email address & I'll show you an industry comparison that will be very helpful.

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I have always had Deco. Pretty simple, easy to service, etc. but as stated, the installing contractor can make or break ANY lift! Where are you? Locals should have recommendations on who is worth calling.
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I have 2 IMM's both have been great. Just regular maintenance, and they'll last. Hows your dealer? Mine is close and even came out on a sunday to fix a little issue so I could take company out.
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I have a Deco lift that has been problem free with one exception. The bunks are held in place with aluminum studs with stainless steel nuts. When it came time to move the bunks for a new boat after 5 years in and out of salt water, everything was pretty much welded together. Big PITA to remove.
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My boat is 34 feet, 15000/16000 pounds with IPS drives,

I've been looking at the boatfloatboatlifts.com for a solution
since I cannot drive piles or use posts in my marina.

Any advice or tips from you guys that own one ?

Thanks
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Just sent deposit for 36' yf in today! looking for a lift in Destin area. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Originally Posted by skillet64 View Post
Just sent deposit for 36' yf in today! looking for a lift in Destin area. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your assistance.
I deal with a couple of different lift companies & installers in the Destin area, I can certainly hook you up with them if you're interested. Congrats on the YF, what a great boat!


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Hopefully not too far off topic, but I'm getting ready to put in a 10k pound lift. Everyone in our neighborhood has Alum-A-Vator lifts. Should I be looking elsewhere because they aren't good? Is there a reason to go with another brand? Thanks.
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Raising the dead here...

I just picked IMM simply because the contractor has been by far the most receptive and on the ball. A boat lift isn’t rocket science and there seem to be many good brands. But if your installer is crap or absent, then when your lift needs love you’ll be sorry.

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