Homemade Boat Lift
Bought a nice 16 ft aluminum boat with a 40 2 stroke from a member here in NE. Since the boat is used 4 or 5 times a week, wanted to keep it on the water...just not in the water. So I came up with this idea. It's basically a giant see-saw that with the help of 8 teenagers, we walked it into the water, and adjusted the angle so the stern can be 1 foot out of water at high tide. Then remove the plug so rain water can drain. The tide in this creek is only 1 foot, so it didn't need to be too steep. The boat was hard to pull over bare wood, so added some 1.5" PVC strips and a little teflon spray for good measure. I know my limits, so I wouldn't try this on a heaver boat, but it works well for one this size. Maybe someone else can use this application.