I have 18"+ catwalks o my 35' pontoon houseboat. Where I use it I need to have it hoisted i and out every year. The way it sits if the straps go under the boat as typical when lifting they will lift the catwalks before the pontoons causing damage. I have a couple ideas that consist of cuting away the walks at the lift points and rigging them in place when not being lifted out. I was just wonderig how others have dealt with this problem i the past?
Can you not back a trailor into water and haul out? NO ONE in this area hoists boats, much less ones as large as yours. If you must haul, why not have a lift bar built wider thatn boat to attach strap/rope to?
I carry a gun because it's too tiring carrying a cop.
I use it on an island that only has ferry access. So the cost to haul it out is $100 and is approx 30-40 min by boat back to my dock. The cost of a oversized load to cross the ferry is $60 plus $25 dollars for a permit and the boat ride is about 1 hr and the state of MI doesn't let me tow on weekeds. plus I don't know how big of a truck would be needed to tow 15000lbs
I have thought about removig them but I have frot/side curtais that make for an extra 10'x13'room 13' being the width. It would probably just look funy if oly the front were that wide plus would make harder to tie up