Use a travel lift on a houseboat with catwalks
How to lift a houseboat with removable catwalks?
When it comes to using a travel lift on a houseboat with catwalks, especially one with removable catwalks, what is the correct procedure?
I have a 1978 Nautaline 43 foot houseboat with the removable catwalks. Do the catwalks need to be removed prior to lifting out of the water with a travel lift (sling type)?
I don't want to cause any damage to the boat, nor the catwalks.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, John.
Reply - Answer
Well John, thanks of posting in the houseboat forums. That is a very good question that I too am looking for an answer.
I have an early ChrisCraft Aquahome (a very similar model), yet it didn't have any "removable catwalks", so I can't comment on the way that they are installed.
I would imagine that any qualified travel lift operator would be able to answer you regarding the right way to do it.
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Thanks again for sharing, IAN from All About Houseboats
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