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TotalBoat Boat Lift System Customer Questions and Answers

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Will the JD Total Boat System work on a 26' Hunter sailboat. It is a water ballast boat and without water, weighs about 3000lbs?

Asked on 03/27/2016 by Bill Baines

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Thanks Jim, I had my doubts with this system. I'm going to see if I can come up with my own DIY plan. Bill

Answered on 03/28/2016 by Bill Baines
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It will hold the weight but might be a little short with the keel .

Answered on 03/27/2016 by JOE LEAPLEY

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Hello Bill, the weight is not a problem. I just don't how your hull looks for sure. My boat is a 19 foot Chris Craft Seahawk with outboard power. My trailer was easy to get out from under the boat. Did have to take the guide posts off first. Sorry this is not much info, I just don't enough about your boat and trailer. You may have to add some extra supports to make it work. Kip

Answered on 03/27/2016 by KIP BETTIS

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Thanks Joe. I'm not going to try it. May have to come up with my own system. Bill

Answered on 03/28/2016 by Bill Baines

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I don't believe the system will work on a sailboat hull. I am familiar with this model Hunter. I believe the shape of the hull at the stern will make the boat unstable.

Answered on 03/28/2016 by JIM FORRESTER

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Thanks Kip, I don't think I will use this system. Will have to devise something on my own I guess.

Answered on 03/28/2016 by Bill Baines
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I have a 31' that weighs 7000#.....I have other jacks for back. I just need to lift the front to remove the trailer. It appears this lifts the front up which should hardly weigh anything near the weight of 5000# since I am only lifting the front. Just wondering what the weight capacity means?? will it lift a complete boat that weighs 5000#?? or if I am picking up just the front to lift off of trailer, will this work??

Asked on 05/18/2015 by Undisclosed

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Regardless of where the weight is located in the boat, the load will be evenly distributed over the contact points. Say you have a 5000 boat with a block under the keel at the stern, the two balancing stands aft and the beam forward. The forward beam is supporting @ 1250 lbs Total boat weight should not exceed 5000 pounds. Bear in mind if you are going by manufacturer specs for your boat weight, you also have to add the weight of outboard engines, fuel, water and gear on board. I recommend you place blocks under the keel near the bow to back up the forward beam after you pull the trailer out.

Answered on 05/31/2019 by PaulH
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There has been a lot of debate about what the weight limit on this system is. I wish someone would solve it for everyone's benefit. The Brownell company says one rating; James town says another rating. I have not used this lift in a situation that you describe. I think I would err on the side of cation and use a beefier system using cribbing on either side of your boat, with a strong cross-beam, and a good jack or two. I have used such a system in the past, and while it is slow it is safe. It sounds like you may be able to use the Brownell system as you describe but I would think you would be pushing it to its limit.

Answered on 05/18/2015 by GEORGE SEELEY

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I have two boats I've lifted so far, 20' and 21'. If it were me, judging by feel at 21'. I would not try to lift 31'. Best case having 6 people working together, two at breast, two at stern and two at Bow. Bow exceedance would be my main concern. Good luck and be safe.

Answered on 05/18/2015 by MARK WILLIAMS

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I can't speak for the engineering aspects technically But this system is pretty beefy. My guess is you will probably be fine but I would add second set of blocking as the trailer comes out. The issue is the front beam has a large unsupported span to allow the trailer to clear. That is where the issue is. Again I think most of the weight is in the aft section. Good luck and be safe.

Answered on 05/18/2015 by JIM FORRESTER
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The videos states a 5000# or less rating, but the description says 3000#. What is the actual weight rating?

Asked on 09/12/2011 by Undisclosed

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Manufacturers rating is 5000 lbs

Answered on 05/31/2019 by PaulH
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your website still says 5000 lbs...which is it, 5000 or 3000 lbs limit? thanks

Answered on 09/10/2012 by bob charles

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Brownell's weight rating is up to 3,000 lbs.

Answered on 09/13/2011 by Ryan L

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What is the weight rating? I read both 3000 and 5000 - big difference!

Answered on 05/26/2014 by Ed Hebert
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Would your boat lift system work with a 23' pontoon boat? I would like to store the boat in my garage but its too long when its on the trailer.

Asked on 10/13/2014 by Brian C

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I am guessing it might work but I think you would be pushing it to the maximum. For instance how wide is your boat? Will the front lift accommodate it adequately? I have never used this on a pontoon boat but would give it a chance if all the measurements check out, and it does not exceed the weight limit. I am using it right now for a 21' Lyman wood boat with a traditional hull shape. I would feel more comfortable if the boat were smaller, but it seems to do the job OK.

Answered on 10/14/2014 by GEORGE SEELEY
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This system lifts the boat higher than the trailer fenders. Measure your fender height. Compare that to the maximum lifting height in the specs. The next measurement would be total width of the outside diameter of your trailer and inside diameter of the lift jacks. You also should measure the center line to centerline pontoon to pontoon. See if the lift will span and have enough surface area lifting the pontoons.

Answered on 10/13/2014 by MICHAEL SHEEHAN

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This system lifts the boat higher than the trailer fenders. Measure your fender height. Compare that to the maximum lifting height in the specs. The next measurement would be total width of the outside diameter of your trailer and inside diameter of the lift jacks. You also should measure the center line to centerline pontoon to pontoon. See if the lift will span and have enough surface area lifting the pontoons.

Answered on 10/13/2014 by MICHAEL SHEEHAN
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will this work for a 2020 key west center console with Suzuki 140 hp.?

Asked on 01/09/2015 by Undisclosed

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I only got to use my lift once. I used it on my 1995 25' Nimble Nowmad Pilothouse. The boat weighs about 2500 lbs with a flat bottom with a keel. The lift worked just fine. I was going to use it on a friends boat of your style but l lost the lift system when we suffered a flash flood that washed away the building it was stored in. You should have no problem using the lift on your boat.

Answered on 01/09/2015 by KIM MALTAIS
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It all depends on the weight. The system I purchased was used to lift a 1980, 19' Graft white with a 200 ho Mercer salt water. Raised with no issues. John Hopkins

Answered on 01/09/2015 by JOHN HOPKINS
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Is there a heavier set up for slightly larger boats?

Asked on 11/28/2014 by Undisclosed

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I think another customer probably already mentioned that if they were to used this for larger boats that they would get two more of the same stern stands that this product uses. Of course you would also have to determine if your "bigger boat" would not be too wide for the front crossbar and stands. If I had to lift a bigger boat than my 21' Lyman I would do as I describe above and give it a try. It is a very easy system to use and I wish I had bought this system 20 years ago. It would have saved my back and given me a lot more safety.

Answered on 11/28/2014 by GEORGE SEELEY
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I am unable to answer the question. I think someone from Jamestown would need to answer that question. My bass boats, 16' and 18' are removed without any problems.

Answered on 11/28/2014 by WILLIAM JOWERS
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Shipping is running about $200.00 with other online dealers / your price includes shipping can I avoid shipping charges if I pick up lift systems directly from your Middletown RI store.

Asked on 09/28/2020 by Raymond from RI

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JD does not currently have pick up service available. There is no shipping charge for the boat lift and you will typically receive it with in a couple of days if it is in stock. BTW JD is located in Bristol RI.

Answered on 09/30/2020 by Paul
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I have a four Winn's 16' open bow stern drive....will this product allow for me to get trailer out from underneath the boat...also what piece would I use to lift the bow.... Thank you for your time

Asked on 10/24/2019 by Monte from WA

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The TotalBoat Boat Lift System is a quick and affordable way to remove boats up to 5,000 pounds off of trailers up to 103" wide. The screw stands will lift the boat up.

Answered on 10/31/2019 by Richard
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I have an ODAY 222 sail boat. Empty it weighs around 2200# and is under 22 ft at the water line. Will this work on my boat? Thanks

Asked on 04/17/2015 by Andy Holden

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Andy, i am not familiar with your boat. Mine is a 19 ft center console, modified V, but very flat in the back. The lift system has worked great, raised it by myself as advertised in a short period of time. My trailer is a dual axle aluminum. i think i can still go up a few more inches, but I did not need more height.

Answered on 04/22/2015 by KIP BETTIS
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Is the 103" measured from the base of the bow lifting stands for clearance of the trailer tires?

Asked on 03/15/2015 by Tony C

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Yes, the 103" is the widest part of the trailer so that it can be pulled out.

Answered on 03/16/2015 by Rick White
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