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Old 06-15-2017, 10:15 AM   #1
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Boom tender lift

I have a 2015 44ST. While lifting a 190 pound tender with motor it is very creeky, sounds like there is just too much strain on the blocks or system. Does anyone have experience with this. I am thinking of upgrading the two lower cheek blocks which are rated at 540 pounds. Not sure why else it would be so scary. You get the feeling something is going to fly apart.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:39 AM   #2
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If yours is like the one in the current brochure (www.beneteau.com/sites/default/files/public/Produit/PDF/Swift_Trawler_Gamme_2016_en.pdf[/url]) I think you have reached or exceeded the full lifting capacity of the system.
The lifting boom on my boat is more robust than the Beneteau system, yet there is no way I would attempt that lift with it.
Putting on better blocks may help eliminate the noises that have alerted you to the overload, but won't reduce the overload.
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If yours is like the one in the current brochure (www.beneteau.com/sites/default/files/public/Produit/PDF/Swift_Trawler_Gamme_2016_en.pdf[/url]) I think you have reached or exceeded the full lifting capacity of the system.
The lifting boom on my boat is more robust than the Beneteau system, yet there is no way I would attempt that lift with it.
Putting on better blocks may help eliminate the noises that have alerted you to the overload, but won't reduce the overload.


The system is rated according to beneteau at 270 pounds. I figure there is some level of safety on that so 180 pounds would be well within the ability.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:01 AM   #5
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For those interested I replaced the cheek blocks which seems to have solved the problem. Although the original cheek blocks are rated at 560 pounds the bearings are loose and tend to bind.
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