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Discussion in 'Marinas & Waypoints' started by Ken Bracewell, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Hello Everyone.
    Is there a resource which lists haul out facilities in the Great Lakes? I am looking for an 80T or better lift, which can handle a 65' boat with a 24' beam.
    The closer to Lake St. Clair the better.
    Thanks.
  2. Maxwell

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    We bought our current boat in Algonac at Colony Marine. It's a large facility (believe old Chris Craft shop), however I don't recall how big of a travel lift they had. They were super helpful... may be worth a call.

    Max
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    I believe MacRay Harbor has a lift that could handle you. I'll do some searching for you as well.
  5. MBevins

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    Two come to mind.
    1st is Jefferson Beach Marina ( Viking Dealer)
    2nd maybe Sassy's at bit farther north.
  6. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Thanks everyone. It may need to be in Ontario though.
  7. Rodger

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    The above two marinas are 80 T lifts but your beam is to big for them.
    The biggest Marine lift in Lake Ontario is Harbour West in Hamilton Ontario which is thirty miles west of Welland Canal has a 80 T lift but you beam is to big for them.
    In Hamilton Harbour is Heddle Shipyards which has floating drydock
    http://heddleshipyards.com/

    In Toronto Harbour is Toronto Drydock which also has floating drydock
    https://www.torontodrydock.com/

    A bit out of your way is Burger Boats in Manitowoc WI
    my contact at Burger gave me another place which would be cheaper than them but he said if you are stuck they would lift you.

    Grand Idle Marine Grand
    Grand Haven MI
    616 842 9330
    Their lift is 165 ton
  8. MBevins

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    I'm afraid there is nothing in SW Ontario that will accommodate that beam. Rodger would know what is near the GTA area.
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    Ken
    I did confirm that Jefferson Beach can handle everything your looking for.
  10. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Thank you for all the info.
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    Can Hike Metal in Wheatley?
  12. MBevins

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    Interesting thought, They're a commercial builder in Wheatley Ont on LK Erie. They certainly build that big.