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Lower Keys Boat Lift

Old 06-21-2018, 09:25 AM
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I will be on Summerland Key and am looking for a place that can lift my 20í CC from my boat trailer into the water. I donít want to launch by putting my trailer into the water. I donít want the problems caused by saltwater to the brakes and wheel bearings on the trailer. The cost of lifting in and out is like an insurance policy for trailer problems.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:43 AM
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Lol!
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:15 PM
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I'm not gonna lie, I lol'd too...
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:43 PM
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:02 PM
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I think closest for you would be a dry storage place in key west using fork lift.

Assume me you must be a fresh water only boater or keep boat on lift at home and never dunk the trailer. How did you get the boat on the trailer?
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:18 PM
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Back down fast, slam brakes before trailer wheels hit water, boat slides right off. Retrieving takes more work.
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There is more risk having someone in the lowerkeys picking up your boat than some salt water that you canít rinse off.
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:28 AM
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worried about what the saltwater might do to your $2500 trailer but not worried about what it might do to your $50K boat and motor?
Yowzer.....that's a new one.
Apologies if we're all snickering just a little bit.
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Lol!
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:41 AM
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I assume this isn't real, but if you are that worried just washteh trailer off with saltaway or similar product. Or go the forklift route.
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Old 06-23-2018, 03:32 AM
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Right on Summerland there is a yard that can do that for you
WHY?????
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Old 06-23-2018, 04:26 AM
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I have this done when I launch. I don't want to find a place to wash my trailer and spend half a day washing it with the boat on just to run home. If the trailer fails the boat is going to be wrecked also.
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Did I get the date wrong is this April "fool's"?
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:03 PM
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Picture of boat?
ok....maybe just a picture of the trailer...?
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:21 PM
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worried about what the saltwater might do to your $2500 trailer but not worried about what it might do to your $50K boat and motor?
Yowzer.....that's a new one.
Apologies if we're all snickering just a little bit.
Not sure you are aware but boats and outboards are made for saltwater, brakes, steel calipers, wheel bearings, steel axels are not!
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:57 PM
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For the “boaters” that don’t know anything about boat trailers read the post “Am I the only one sick of trailers?”. It should answer a lot of questions about not putting boat trailers into saltwater.
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Trailers do suck, but I donít think the posters here donít know that. I think they think avoiding one drop at the expense and risk of getting a 20í lifted off the trailer isnít worth it. If you have a freshwater trailer one salt dunk with a quick and thorough washdown wonít hurt it. Canít help you on rack locations that will lift for you.
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