Demonstration Video Of My Hydrohoist w/ Power Retractable Custom Canopy System Lifting My Tritoon

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Demonstration Video Of My Hydrohoist w/ Power Retractable Custom Canopy System Lifting My Tritoon

#1 Post by jserr68594 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:21 pm

These videos show my Hydrohoist Side Tie B 7500 LB lift with a custom canopy system in action. I thought you guys might find it interesting.

The reason I went with the Hydrohoist is that I am on a river that has relatively large fluctuations in water level making a conventional boat lift less than ideal. My big hangup with the Hydrohoist is that there is no canopy option. I can only assume the manufacturer does not offer one due to the complexity that a canopy system entails. Unlike freestanding aluminum lifts, the frame of the hoist (Where the canopy must attach to) lowers with the lift. This creates a clearance issue between the boat and the canopy when lowered. On a conventional lift, the canopy would be stationary with only the boat lift cradle descending into the water.

This electric actuator system was my solution.

Raising The Canopy / Lowering the Lift / Launching the boat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLI3rZdRwu8

Raising the Lift / Lowering the canopy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFBIC-EucUM

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Re: Demonstration Video Of My Hydrohoist w/ Power Retractable Custom Canopy System Lifting My Tritoon

#2 Post by wwind3 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:41 am

Very cool! Only question I have is how does the setup as a whole handle large fluctuations in the river? I assume the dock floats but do you ever run into trouble? Thanks.
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Re: Demonstration Video Of My Hydrohoist w/ Power Retractable Custom Canopy System Lifting My Tritoon

#3 Post by wwind3 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:41 am

Very cool! Only question I have is how does the setup as a whole handle large fluctuations in the river? I assume the dock floats but do you ever run into trouble? Thanks.
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Demonstration Video Of My Hydrohoist w/ Power Retractable Custom Canopy System Lifting My Tritoon

#4 Post by jserr68594 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:01 pm

Accidental Double Post

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#5 Post by jserr68594 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:01 pm

The river fluctuates about 5 feet where I'm at. All of the air hoses are in conduit and attached tightly underneath the lift so no debris can snag on them and do damage.

Also, I have stiff arm connectors with cross cables to support the dock. I used to have dock poles going into the River bottom. This proved to be an issue because debris would catch on them and build up. With having everything attached to shore, the debris just keeps going as there is nothing for it to snag on to.

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Demonstration Video Of My Hydrohoist w/ Power Retractable Custom Canopy System Lifting My Tritoon

#6 Post by jserr68594 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:05 pm

Here is a picture of the dock setup:
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