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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:54 am 
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Whats up?, for my Engineering project im working on creating a boat lift designed specifically for catamarans and wanted to get some inpout from the people who use them. If you could take this extremely short google survey I would really appreciate your help:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/vie ... E6MQ#gid=0


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:41 pm 
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done, good luck with your project. I'm curious if anyone here uses lifts on a regular basis. Can you describe where such a lift would be used? e.g. boatyard/marina?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:45 pm 
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Lots of people have boats on inland lakes with private shoreline. Myself included. I use a simple pair of H racks augured into the bottom in about 18" of water.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:51 am 
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if anyone is interested in helping us out post your email and we'll try to get in contact with you about our idea.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:01 am 
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I use a wooden ramp for my boat. It originally was used for a sea plane, so my boat can easily sit there all season without any issues.

I've used other wooden ramp type dock setups too and they were a bit farther from the water, so I had all sorts of issues with ramming it or scraping along the side of it to get to shore so I could lift the front up and drag it on shore.

The nice thing about having wood right to the water, is that I can simply drive up... the downside is that I slide backwards off it sometimes and end up in the lake if I miss the dock when jumping off the front. (that has only happened to me once and my wife once)

**Edit: added another pic of the boat on the ramp... and that is a friends' daughter, not my wife in the lower pic. ;)

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