Does anyone happen to have any information how you built the bow wood hoists. I am interested in building something similar for my boat. Thanks!
I just built a wood hoist out of pressure treated wood. It works great on both my H18 and H16. The shallow side is a fixed 'shelf' that I lift one end of the boat onto. On the deep side I use a 6-1 pulley system attached to a 2"x6"x10' to raise the other end out of the water.
Tips for building wood hoists
Wood swells when wet, allow adequate tolerances between moving wood parts.
Make sure you can drain the hulls. This means that your hoist needs to be able to lift the front way out of the water while slightly elevating the rear.
Hardness wins, countersink hardware so that your boat only hits wood. Done right a wood hoist will be better for your boat than a 2,000 dollar aluminium hoist.