Bolting the Frame to your Houseboat or Yacht
3/8" Stainless Steel Carriage Bolts are included in the kit. There are 6 forward mounting holes in the Frame to accomodate the height of all swim platform steps, and 4 downward holes (hidden under the rails in this picture, but visible in the picture to the right). Any combination of 4 forward, 4 down, or 2 each direction is all that is needed.
When the Rails are tilted up, the gas-shock lift arms hold the Rails upright. The basic kit comes with 1 lift arm. You can get a second as an upgrade if you want more lifting power.
For additional safety, we recommend that you hook the cable on the cross-member as shown. Make sure the clutch knob on the end of the drum is engaged. This will prevent unintentionally lowering the Rails.
A gray 12 volt wire connector is included to make it easy to remove the winch during the winter. Jus tunplug the connector and remove the winch with 2 bolts.
The 3 large holes under the winch are to accomdate the 12-volt power source to the winch. We offer 2-wore 8 awg wire in any length you need, and it comes with a matching gray connector on one end, and terminal rings on the other.