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How much weight does a PrestoMarine® lift add to my boat?
The L200 lift itself adds 155 pounds (70 kg) to your swim platform. The XL500 lift weighs 180–200 pounds (80–90 kg) depending on what type of bracket you choose. With rails you have the higher weight. However, inside your engine room or Lazaretto we must add a hydraulic pump that weighs 38 pounds (17 kg) including one gallon of hydraulic fluid.
Should I buy a lift with fixed (F) brackets or the rail (R) system?
If your platform is less than 24 inches (600 cm) long, you should buy an “F” or “fixed system” because the rails will not help balancing the weight on your boat. The dinghy is already as close to transom as possible. With platforms over 32 inches (900 mm) long, you can choose either one of them. The “R” or “rail system” is to get the weight of your PWC close to the transom so that the boats center of gravity does not move too far aft.
Will the additional weight on the stern reduce my boats’ performance?
Any time you add weight to the transom of a boat you will affect performance. The trick is to minimize the lift weight and to keep the center of gravity forward over the swim platform. Our system will keep your tender/pwc untouched by acceleration or deceleration wakes and is less likely to be affected by following seas. Because of the low weight of our lift system we have less impact compare to hydraulic platforms.