SeaLift Hydraulic Swim Platform

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by J.Wilt, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. flyboycj84

    flyboycj84 Active Member

    119
    Feb 20, 2014
    Merritt Island FL
    2008 Meridian 391
    QSB 5.9
    I agree with the above that the Sealift was the best investment I’ve ever made. We LOVE it. And I feel it’s simple, one cylinder design, along with folding chocks, is above the competition.
     
  2. flyboycj84

    flyboycj84 Active Member

    119
    Feb 20, 2014
    Merritt Island FL
    2008 Meridian 391
    QSB 5.9
    The price of stainless has increased a LOT from what I’ve been told.
     
  3. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    945
    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 20hp Suzuki
    These people worked at SeaRay, they know now that SeaRay stopped making the larger cruisers the value just increased and people are dumping money into their used boats.
    I just dropped another 20k on electronics because we like this boat so much.
     
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  4. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    That’s my problem... doing a lot of upgrades this year myself
     
  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Funny to see this thread resurface. I quoted a SeaLift in the fall after seeing yours in Milwaukee, @J.Wilt. The price was insane even before install. I quickly pivoted to a new extended platform and an H30+ davit for one third the cost. Still not a hydraulic platform...but at least the kids don't have to eat Ramen noodles all summer long this year :)
     
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  6. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    The kids get used to it.. (Hell when they are old enough they can cook it themselves)....how do you think I can afford a boat :)
     
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  7. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
    Two issues:

    1). Finding installers. Good ones are like gypsies and keep moving around. FBT have a travel team that works the East Coast and the West Coast.

    Some yards will take on the work. If they haven’t done one before....I’m not sure I would want them to do it.

    Keep in mind yard hourly rates have risen as well.

    2). I bought my lift from TNT in 2003 and it was a whopping $10k. The fiberglass platform had to be custom built and color matched. I can’t imagine that was cheap and probably accounted for 40% of the cost.

    The rest was stainless steel and two custom built stainless steel Hydraulic rams. The only off the shelf items were the pump, breaker, hoses and wiring.

    I installed it myself and drilling 20+ holes in a perfectly good transom will give you pause.


    You can do it yourself and save some money.
     

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