Outboard Motor Hoists / Outboard Lifting Davits & Accessories

Easy-Lift™

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Easy-Lift Marine, Handling solutions for Outboard Motors. Outboard Hoists, Outboard Davits, Outboard Lifting,  Outboard Brackets, Outboard Harness, Handling Motors 2hp - 20hp. Announcing Also New Wide-Eye' Easy Mooring System, Mooring Aids, Docking Aids,

Comparisons with Davits & Derricks The Easy Lift can be compared to a single davit working in a similar way to a traditional derrick. Now featuring also the Wide=Eye Easy Mooring System  Mooring Aid and Docking Aid

Important Safety Information - Read Before Purchase

Frequently Asked Questions

A   With the Easy Lift S-25 / C-25 Hoists, how much can I lower my engine ?

Applies to all Easy Lift S25, C25, Swing 30 and Swing 50 - The simplest solution is to take a second line from the point where the Easy-Lift pulley system is secured to the guard rail, then lead it back to a fixed strong point on deck.

B   I'm not sure if my guard rail is strong enough to support the pull as the engine is lowered ?

C  What  prevents the stanchion fixing from moving ?

Current Version - The three bolts which allow the clamp to be attached to the guardrail / stanchion can be tightened as much as necessary around any 25mm /1inch upright section of guardrail or stanchion, this alone is sufficient to prevent any sideways swing or vertical movement.

 

Earlier Versions - The two bolts which allow the clamp to be be attached to the stanchion if firmly tightened should be sufficient to prevent both sideways swing and vertical movement. A secondary stanchion clamp was also included which provides for additional swivel and vertical security if necessary. NB If youhave an earlier version and would like to talk to us about changes made please contact us

Easy-Lift products are supplied on the acceptance that full responsibility for their safe use lies entirely with the user. No responsibility is accepted for any accident, mishap or financial loss howsoever arising from their use, improper or otherwise.

D  What is the best position for my dinghy during the operation ?

As a starting point adjust the position of the  shackle on the lifting line so that when the arm is upright and your engine is hanging down from the lifting arm, the transom bracket on the motor is approximately 6 ins / 15 cms below the level of the deck.

 

Easy Lift S25 - Assuming a deck to waterline height of 135 cms / 54 ins if the arm is lowered down to  20 degrees below the horizontal, it will have dropped about 95 cms / 39 ins from it's starting position and the transom bracket will be approximately 32 cms / 13 ins above the waterline and more or less level with the top of your dinghy's transom

 

For the longer reach Easy Lift C-25, the equivalent total engine drop at 20 degrees below the horizontal is 120 cms / 48 inches which is the equivalent deck to waterline height at the point where you are lowering the engine of 160 cms / 64 inches.

 

For longer drops, adjust the shackle / bowline downwards

 

For Swing 30 and Swing 50 hoists this is less of an issue since the feet will pivot around 24 inches/60 cms above the waterline anyway, but as a guide the  drop from the initial storage position on the bracket will be 46 ins/116 cms and 50 ins/127 cms respectively

Comparisons with Davits & Derricks

The Easy Lift can be compared to a single davit working in a similar way to a traditional derrick

Easy-Lift Marine, Handling Solutions for Outboard Motors.

Including Outboard Hoists, ( Outboard Davits / Outboard Lifting Davits ), Outboard Mounting Brackets, Outboard Harness

Easy-Lift Marine, Handling Solutions for Outboard Motors.

Including Outboard Hoists, ( Outboard Davits / Outboard Lifting Davits ), Outboard Mounting Brackets, Outboard Harness

Also Featuring 'Easy Moor'. The new innovative Mooring Aid / Docking Aid - Easy Mooring DSystem

NB - Easy-Lift products are supplied only on the acceptance that full responsibility for their safe use lies entirely with the user. No responsibility is accepted for any accident, mishap or financial loss howsoever arising from their use, improper or otherwise.

For both Easy Lift and Swing Hoists, in addition to the lines supplied, you should ALWAYS attach a secondary line, capable of taking the weight of your outboard motor, directly from the strong point ON your engine to a strong point on your deck as a precaution.

When the engine is hanging down with the lifting arm at 25 degrees below the horizontal, it will either be 26 inches ( S-25 ) or 34 inches ( C-25 ) out over the water and away from the hull of the boat.

 

There are now 2 options and which you choose depends on your own preference, where your hoist is installed, and your dinghy

 

1   Manoeuvre the tender so that it is lying stern to against the hull and secure it with a couple of short lines, then lower your engine down directly onto the centre of the dinghy's transom and tighten up the outboard clamps

 

2   If your tender is lying alongside, when you lower your engine it will probably come to rest a little off centre on the dinghy transom, you will then need to manually edge the engine to the centre of the transom before tightening the clamps.

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E   Can I set up my Easy Lift so the arm can swing to the left or right when I'm using it ?

NOT RECOMMENDED - Significant sideways forces are produced when the engine is lowered away from it's initial upright position.

 

Unless the stanchion clamp is fully tightened to prevent any movement at all, the effect will be that the lifting arm will tend to immediately swing through a full 90 degrees to the left or right, coming to rest against the hull. This is likely to cause scuffing to both the engine cowling and the hull itself, and leaves the engine hanging in a position where it is difficult to get it onto the dinghy transom.

 

If the reason for considering this is to be able to swing the arm towards where the outboard is stored, and thereby minimise any transfer involved, you should consider moving the bracket closer. Most 'T' brackets will work perfectly well just using the horizontal fixing BUT first check whether your guard rail is capable of taking the weight.

 

Alternatively consider our own Universal Bracket ( or others manufacturers ) which allow you to site the engine closer to the hoist