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    Ramp for launching

    I designed the ramp in picture 1 to work on my old property that had a concrete breakwall about 4' above the lake, with the top of the breakwall level with the lawn. In the photo, the ramp is sitting it on the back of my truck to simulate the breakwall, though the truck is about a foot lower...
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    Boat Hoist for Sunfish

    That's not a bad idea, but I cannot drive a pipe into the shoreline. The bottom of the lake is solid shale and the DEC does not take kindly to that sort of thing.
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    Boat Hoist for Sunfish

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    Boat Hoist for Sunfish

    No dock at this point. At another location we had a 4' breakwall where I was using rails I made out of 16' 2x4, with black plastic sprinkler pipe screwed to the top as slides. The rails had Harbor Freight 8" wheels mounted to the end and designed for dual use. They allowed me to pick up one...
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    Boat Hoist for Sunfish

    I can't use a davit hoist because I have no place to put the davit. The hoist (lift?) that I'm considering is a stand-alone 4 post frame that sits on the bottom in ~4' of water. Typically they have 2 cables and straps that the boat hangs in. They are commonly used for motorboats and are the...
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    Boat Hoist for Sunfish

    I have a house on Lake Ontario with a similar problem -- rip-rap consisting of large boulders and a steep high bank. Mooring is out of the question on the unprotected shores of Lake Ontario, so a boat hoist is about the only solution that I can see for my situation. However, I've never seen a...
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