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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:05 am 
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I'm considering upgrading from a Bravo to a Wave to go faster in stronger winds and also accommodate passengers better. If I get the Wave, I would need to keep it on a sling-style boat lift. Since I have a bulkhead rather than a beach, raising and lowering the mast would be difficult, so I would need to keep the mast up while on the boat lift. I'm concerned about wind movement of the boat on a sling and the impact on the mast and lines. Is it a no-go to expect a Wave to survive on a boat lift like this?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:05 pm 
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I'm not sure about a sling type lift, but my Wave is happy on this style lift. I do secure the mast to limit movement.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:59 pm 
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Location: Brookings, south dakota
I have had my wave on a boat lift for 6 years ( only in summer ). Not sure what a sling lift is but my lift is an old steel lift. I like it because it is heavier than a aluminum type


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:11 pm 
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Well I did upgrade to the Wave and figured out a way to store it.
A sling lift is a big nylon strap that holds up a boat and allows the boat to come off the lift even in shallow water. It wouldn't work for a Hobie Wave because the boat is so light, it didn't stay centered in the sling.
So...I ordered parts for a pontoon boat lift from BH-USA.com, drilled, and cut and assembled, and the Wave sits on it perfectly. I've included pictures below. Note that the hulls sit in the lift v-shaped bunks, PVC stanchions guide the boat in and I have ropes holding the boat down between the stanchions. The PVC stanchions are bolted onto metal stanchions below them. I plan to keep the boat on the lift all the time except for winter. This has so far held up to 28 knot winds! Notice I also tie rope around the sidestays/forestay and mast to hold it still. I welcome any construction comments and suggestions on securing and stopping movement.

Hobie Wave in a pontoon boat lift: https://photos.app.goo.gl/RzVJHs8KM1nLkySV2
Hobie Wave tied down to the lift: https://photos.app.goo.gl/q9rvDqRAzIvkVgXi1

Cheers,
Fin

P.S.: For the sake of anyone else who wants to do this, here is the parts list from BH-USA.com:
Qty Item Description
1 15245 Aluminum Guide Post Stanchions for 6" Beams - Box of 4
2 70373 6" Aluminum Cradle Beam (12.5' long) with Sheave Brackets
1 93136 Aluminum Pontoon V Bunk Brackets 6" I-Beam - Set of 4 w/ Hardware
4 82085FA 5/8" Stainless Steel Hex Head Bolt - 5/8" x 3"
4 82086FA Stainless Steel Nuts - 5/8"
4 82102FA Stainless Steel Lock Washers - 5/8"
4 82087FA Stainless Steel Flat Washers - 5/8"

Total cost was $1,300. That sounds high, but still OK for me since I got by Wave used at a good deal.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:25 pm 
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Wow! Looks great. I like the bunks.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:48 am 
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I anchor or tie my wave onto the lift using tie down straps, around the cross bars and down to the lift. I found it to be more secure. I found it was hard to keep lines or ropes tight, they seem to stretch. four ratchet tie downs one for each "corner". I have an older wave, a 97 ,which the tramp has openings in the corners to put straps. clark


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