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    How do you lift your ski and move it around?

    I am a 1 man show and I need to play musical trailers with 3 Jet Ski's I own. I can make a cradle/table for the jet ski to sit on when off the trailer, but how do I get it off one and back on the other? My ski is 538 lbs and I can't lift it, not to mention it's bulky size. I know there are others out there that don't have help of others that have to deal with this. I can't do a crane because I have to transport it through a low door into my shop. I need ideas that are a bit more...... creative. Leverage maneuvers, tricks, etc that will allow me to prop and wiggle the ski off and lift onto another trailer. I really don't have any ideas so whatever you have I'm interested, but I'm not looking to buy anything specialized to do it.

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    Re: How do you lift your ski and move it around?

    You can make a gantry out of scedual 40 or even better scedual 80 black pipe that threads together so it can be moved. Then just get a hand crank and some straps, works great.


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    Re: How do you lift your ski and move it around?

    I block the trailer wheels then just hook a tow strap and pull it off one and onto the other with my four wheeler. I have also used a stationary object like a tree.....back up, hook the tow strap, slowly pull the trailer out from under it while a helper shoves support under it. Old tires, styrofoam, whatever. To load back the trailer in front of the ski, unhook it and block the wheels, hook up the tow strap to ski. Pull forward slowly while your helper tilts the trailer nose up. The ski will slide right up the bunks and the trailer will set back down.
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    Re: How do you lift your ski and move it around?

    I just back the trailer up to my ski cart, Lock the wheels, pull the ski off the bunks onto the cart. I do have a homemade jetski cart with quarter sawn cedar 2x4s, 1/8" steel brackets, and 6" locking rubber wheels. I'm a 2 year cancer survivor. If all else fails put teflon skid plates on your bunks, but make sure you tie that sucker down with locking straps when towing it. I'm sure my STX-R is close to 600 lbs
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    Re: How do you lift your ski and move it around?

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    Re: How do you lift your ski and move it around?

    I have a forklift.....
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    Re: How do you lift your ski and move it around?

    Embarrassed to show my messy little shop and the specific photo, but it has everything in one photo... electric hoist, lift sling, and DIY caster carts.

    We move stuff around a lot, so its very helpful.


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    Re: How do you lift your ski and move it around?

    Quote Originally Posted by rotarypower101 View Post
    Embarrassed to show my messy little shop and the specific photo, but it has everything in one photo... electric hoist, lift sling, and DIY caster carts.

    We move stuff around a lot, so its very helpful.

    I. Am. So. Jealous.

    Is that crane attached to a single beam??




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