Hydraulic Lift Install Pics Day 1

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  1. JamesT

    JamesT New Member GOLD Sponsor

    182
    Oct 7, 2013
    Longport, NJ
    2011 470 Sundancer
    Cummins 480s w/ Zeus PODs
    Hydraulic Lift Install Pics Day 1 and 2

    I'm impressed so far after day 1. They removed my swim platform then tented and heated the entire area so they could fill the holes and let things cure up at the proper temp. Electrician installed the hardware and pumps on the inside. Will post more pics tmro or Thursday when complete.
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    Notice you can no longer see the holes from the huge bolts that held the old platform. They have to drill new holes tomorrow. The backing plates they use are huge and at least 1/4 inch thick.

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  2. JC3

    JC3 Active Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
    N/A
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    JamesT, That looks like a job well done! Looking forward to finished pictures. JC
     
  3. HUMPH

    HUMPH Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Very nice! Sad the boat didn't come with one originally. Don't even want to know what that set you back but well worth it IMO. I wish my 419DA set up to handle one but it's way too stern heavy and sits real low on the ass end.
     
  4. hakunamatata

    hakunamatata Member

    156
    Aug 18, 2015
    Southport Marina - Kenosha WI - Lake Michigan
    410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126
    I'm looking at the name on the truck and seeing snow and thinking "What is wrong with this pic?" That looks great and know you will get much enjoyment out of it. Maybe on HMIV I will be able to get the hydraulic lift. :)
     
  5. Skuza

    Skuza Active Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Lake St Clair, MI
    400 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizons
    I like the attention to prep work. Don't let them fool you though...they will forget to put caulk in the holes and your transom will be soaking wet next year! HA! JK
    Keep posting pics! Cool to see it as it happens!
     
  6. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Active Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    East Coast Florida
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    Just curious......a lot of talk in the past on here about the "right" way to drill the transom......was there wood coreing where the old platform was bolted on? Were the holes drilled oversized, filled with epoxy, then redrilled to size? Will the "new" holes be done this way? If not, do they use 5200? Something else? BTW, beautiful boat!
     
  7. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Member SILVER Sponsor

    638
    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 15hp Mercury
    I'm interested in seeing the completed pictures, I'm in the process of having a hydraulic lift added to the back of my boat also. Bet those boys from Florida are enjoying the northern temperatures :grin:
     
  8. JamesT

    JamesT New Member GOLD Sponsor

    182
    Oct 7, 2013
    Longport, NJ
    2011 470 Sundancer
    Cummins 480s w/ Zeus PODs
    Transom not thick enough where they had to drill for the new bolts. So they had to add wood bracing on the inside and fiberglassed it all in and also gel coated it (wow!). They said they run into that all the time when fiberglass less than 3/4 inch. Mine was about 1/2. I could not believe how heavy the old swim platform is. Old platform was leaning against a fence and I could barely move it off the fence. Not sure if there was wood bracing for old platform or not. My guess is that it weighs 500 or 600 pounds. New platform less weight. Notice they broke my underwater light by accident. They're overnighting new light and will install tmro. Yes, they seal all holes with 5200. Will post final pics tmro. Hope all goes well.

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  9. JamesT

    JamesT New Member GOLD Sponsor

    182
    Oct 7, 2013
    Longport, NJ
    2011 470 Sundancer
    Cummins 480s w/ Zeus PODs
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  10. Raeoflight

    Raeoflight Member

    75
    Sep 29, 2015
    Pickwick, TN
    1999 SeaRay 460
    Twin diesel
    Re: Hydraulic Lift Install Pics Day 1 and 2

    What brand lift are you having installed? Is it a SeaLift?
     
  11. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Just curious--what are you going to do with your old swim platform?
     
  12. Blkbird

    Blkbird Member

    136
    Jul 5, 2010
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1997 Sea Ray 450 Sundancer
    Twin 3126 CATS
    +1 lurking
     
  13. JamesT

    JamesT New Member GOLD Sponsor

    182
    Oct 7, 2013
    Longport, NJ
    2011 470 Sundancer
    Cummins 480s w/ Zeus PODs
    They take old platform with them and rebuild it to be used on their next 470 install. So the platform I got today is a rebuilt and refurbished platform from another 470.
     
  14. JamesT

    JamesT New Member GOLD Sponsor

    182
    Oct 7, 2013
    Longport, NJ
    2011 470 Sundancer
    Cummins 480s w/ Zeus PODs
    Re: Hydraulic Lift Install Pics Day 1 and 2

    No, it's a GHS system. I looked at Sea Lift but Sea Ray seems to side with GHS installed by Florida Bowthrusters.
     
  15. JamesT

    JamesT New Member GOLD Sponsor

    182
    Oct 7, 2013
    Longport, NJ
    2011 470 Sundancer
    Cummins 480s w/ Zeus PODs
    Today went well right up until we realized there was air stuck in the hydraulics which caused one side to lift higher than the other. They will fix tomorrow. Some pics in the meantime...
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    See the videos below....

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    [video]http://vid859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/gevreychamb/IMG_3906_zpsdxirzslp.mp4[/video]
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2017
  16. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Member SILVER Sponsor

    638
    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 15hp Mercury
    Looks great James !
    Do all hydraulic lifts make that beeping noise while in motion?
     
  17. Bop

    Bop Member

    164
    Sep 3, 2013
    Georgian Bay/Lake Huron
    2001 410 Express
    Cat 3126
    I have a nautical structures lift and it does. I did
    However disconnect the speaker after.


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  18. Gary B

    Gary B Member

    88
    May 20, 2015
    Long Island
    2007 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11
    Re: Hydraulic Lift Install Pics Day 1 and 2

    Florida bow thruster are terrific. They have installed a stern thruster in our current boat and bow thruster in our previous one. We were completely satisfied both times. They do great work and are nice people to deal with.
    Congratulations on your new lift. Your boat looks terrific!
     
  19. tdgard

    tdgard Member SILVER Sponsor

    319
    Jun 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    05-270 Sundeck
    496 w/Bravo III
    So what do they do to refurbish an old 470 platform, install lifting hardware, and make it lighter?
     
  20. Captain Allen

    Captain Allen Member

    296
    Feb 2, 2009
    Coastal North Carolina
    370 EC 1994
    454 Mercruisers, straight drives
    I know Tom Gilliken of Florida Bow Thrusters and have been on his personal Sea Ray 500 DA. They do great work.
     

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