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Old 09-26-2019, 09:18 PM
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I Just purchased contender 35st. We gonna have a big ass party at our house here in a couple weeks and no one that i hang out with has seen the new boat (in person). So we have measured and it will fit but we are going to put the Boat in our swimming Pool. Ive got a lull and ive got the right straps, Spreader bars Etc. my question is placement to safely pick it up. i get near the transom. Directly on it. or little fore? Bow or fore strap.....Midship or little further? yes im gonna post pics. Yes its stupid. But im gonna do it. even if the party get rained out. Just to snap a few pics. I gurantee im not the first to do it and definitely wont be the last

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Old 09-26-2019, 09:24 PM
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Hmmmm,..... ok,..... it’s an “interesting” idea I guess. The only suggestion I will make is that depending on how far forward you place the forward strap you might consider tying a line between the two straps. I know it is a one in a million possibility, but there are a lot of boats that have been dropped because the forward strap slipped up the stem (and not just sailboats, power boats too).
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:32 PM
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In for pics.... and before someone asks why.. i already know the answer .. because he can.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:33 PM
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This has to be the dumbest shit I have ever read. Leave the boat on the damn trailer and park it 10’ behind the pool. Your friends aren’t going to think you are any cooler if you put it in your damn pool.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:40 PM
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I like your style. I'd make sure to hire a rigging/crane company that has experience with large boats. Years ago I'd have to finesse a pocket cruiser into dock-high warehouse door on a seasonal basis and the good crane operators are worth their money.


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yeah!
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Agree with above with losing bow and How big is your lull and how good are you with it . lull - boat on trailer - pool . pick up boat , drive trailer out , bring lull forward to set boat in pool . make sure it doesn't start swinging , be neat to watch . I would be there helping if I knew ya and lived near ,sounds like fun . Run as much fuel as you can out of it . may crack your deck . I wonder if you just backed the trailer up and used the lull to drag it off gentile like... hmm yep I'd be there Best of luck .

Make sure to make a VIDEO !!

Hire a crane .
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Do not listen to the haters, do it, take pics and post them.
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:05 PM
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Pretty Cool I think, looks enough room to drop it in with the Trailer and float it off then pull out the Trailer.
Save any problems of getting the Straps around the Hull, like the Photo above has done!
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Agree with above with losing bow and How big is your lull and how good are you with it . lull - boat on trailer - pool . pick up boat , drive trailer out , bring lull forward to set boat in pool . make sure it doesn't start swinging , be neat to watch . I would be there helping if I knew ya and lived near ,sounds like fun . Run as much fuel as you can out of it . may crack your deck . I wonder if you just backed the trailer up and used the lull to drag it off gentile like... hmm yep I'd be there Best of luck .

Make sure to make a VIDEO !!

Hire a crane .
I can't wait to see this attempt immortalized on youtube for decades of kids to meme with.

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Old 09-27-2019, 12:05 AM
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Git er dun!!
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:18 AM
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Cool

When you're really pissed, tie the stern to a suitable immovableoobject and power trim the ass off the thing with those triple bad boys... see how long it takes to empty the pool.

45 seconds before the hull bottoms out is my guess, 5000rpm above the tilt rams
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:24 AM
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Hell yeah.....you can't back down now, just do it and post pics
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:40 AM
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I have to ask... Why? Lull, spreader bars... Your going to have to get pretty damn close to the edge of that pool in order for the boat to clear the edge. If your purpose is to look like the coolest kid on the block, it may end up back firing. You can look like the biggest ass on the block when the weight of the lull and the boat collasp the edge of the pool. Could be a pretty expensive stunt! And whatever it is your trying to achieve may just back fire.

A friend of mine was doing a job for someone. Using a backhoe. He was working near the bank of a bay. Everything looked stable got about 8 feet from the edge of the bay and everything collasped. His machine ended up in the water. He had to hire a company to repair the person's wall. He had to hire a different company to extract his machine from the water. The EPA chargers were astronomical. He was just trying to save some money. He was moving pallets of pavers with a backhoe because it was faster and cheaper than moving by hand. The "money saving" idea nearly bankrupted him.

But hey... It's your stuff go for it!
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Watch this....hold my beer. Let 'er rip, tater chip.
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That’s awesome! I want to see this being done.
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:56 AM
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Do it. Take a series of pics in comedic fashion, such as cowling off staged to look like you are stranded or leave 30 bumpers tied up to it. Become the meme.
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:57 AM
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I'm in! The boat looks bigger than the pool in the pics!
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:57 AM
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I say you only live once, so do it if you can. But......... a lull can't handle the size and weight of a 35st ( at least 10k pounds )
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You may be a bit over capacity ? maybe not ? I often max out my machines , but on less delicate items . I would put my boat in pool in a minute . I might even keep it there for a while . Biggest problem I see is when you decide to run it half in the bag .
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