Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-08-2016, 10:00 PM   #1
Ensign
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 8
Default New Member, question

Hi, Just got a 1996 Maxum 2400 SCR! Right now undergoing repairs of the engine (5.7 Li V8 Mercruiser). Looking forward to being on the water soon!
I have a question: Where can I find how to lay the boat on a boat lift? I am wondering how far apart should the beam bunks be placed?
Thanks,
Victor
__________________

vcurrutia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2016, 12:31 AM   #2
Admiral
 
mmwjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Perry Hall, Maryland
Posts: 5,469
Default

Welcome aboard.

Is this a new lift as the installer should know how to set it up. Basically they should be under the structural stringers in the boat, the ones the engine mounts to.
__________________

__________________
Mike
mmwjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2016, 01:06 AM   #3
Ensign
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mmwjr View Post
Welcome aboard.

Is this a new lift as the installer should know how to set it up. Basically they should be under the structural stringers in the boat, the ones the engine mounts to.
Thanks! It's an old lift. I need to adapt it. How do you find the stringers. Is there a measurement?
vcurrutia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2016, 02:04 AM   #4
Admiral
 
mmwjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Perry Hall, Maryland
Posts: 5,469
Default

The stringers are the structural members where the front engine mounts screw into. Measure the spead between them to use as the separation you need. The lift bunks should be just inside the first running strake from the keel.
__________________
Mike
mmwjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2016, 02:21 AM   #5
Ensign
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mmwjr View Post
The stringers are the structural members where the front engine mounts screw into. Measure the spead between them to use as the separation you need. The lift bunks should be just inside the first running strake from the keel.
Thanks!
vcurrutia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 01:30 PM   #6
Ensign
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 8
Default

I posted this elsewhere but just remembered that I had asked before. So, I just put my Maxum 2400 SCR (1996) on a boat lift. Everything went well.
I noticed that the point of contact with the bunks is on the lifting strakes, specifically on the first one from the keel. Is that ok? or should I move the bunks closer so that they make contact between the keel and the first lifting strake or wider so that they make contact after the strakes?
Everything looks good though, but I don't want the strakes to collapse, I don't know if they are solid or hollow.
vcurrutia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 01:58 PM   #7
Moderator

 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,619
Default

Resting on the lifting strake will be difficult to align and is probably going to want to slide to either the inside of the outside and have the boat list on the lift slightly.
__________________
Shhhhhh!!! Please lower your voice, the boat is sleeping.
shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 02:34 PM   #8
Ensign
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 8
Default

It looks pretty stable. If it will not cause damage to the lifting strake or the hull, it may be ok. I am going to upload some pictures
vcurrutia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 02:37 PM   #9
Moderator

 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,619
Default

I don't believe it will be unstable. I also doubt it will hurt anything. I suspect it will be difficult to drive it on and get the strake to sit on the bunk each time. I'd suspect the strake will want to push to the inside or outside of the bunk. Much like trying to load a boat on a trailer.
__________________
Shhhhhh!!! Please lower your voice, the boat is sleeping.
shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 02:50 PM   #10
Ensign
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 8
Default

Here are some pictures.
http://www.maxumownersclub.com/forum...albums385.html
__________________

vcurrutia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boat lift

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.