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Storage Loft Made From Boat Hoist
Cory Setcoski has no problem loading his storage rack with snowmobiles, riding mowers or other equipment. Made from a boat hoist, he simply lowers it to the floor, drives the equipment on and raises it back up. Best of all, raising and lowering is all done by hand; no motors needed.
“I always had in mind to make a storage rack for my garage from a boat hoist,” says Setcoski. “I just needed to find one for the right price. They can go from $1,000 to $3,000, depending on the shape they are in. I pulled one from the water that was priced right.”
The seller figured he needed to replace the deck, which was rotted. Buying it “as is” was fine with Setcoski as he planned to rebuild it anyway.
“My biggest expense was the 4 by 6-in. lumber I ran between the I-beams for a floor,” he says. “I spaced them every 16 in. or less, notched them to fit the I-beams and friction fit them in place. I covered them with 3/4-inch plywood.”
Early each spring and late each fall, Setcoski wheels the past season’s equipment out from under the platform. As he turns the wheel on the winch, the platform lowers to the floor. While the large wheel on the winch has a lock, Setcoski also places a 4 by 4-in. post under one corner of the platform for backup safety.
“In the spring, I roll the lawnmower and quad bike off, drive the snowmobiles on and raise it back up,” says Setcoski. “The side beam on the lift is also a great place to hang my boat motors.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Cory Setcoski, 6927 Florence Dr., McMillan, Mich. 49853 (ph 906-241-5037; c_setcoski@hotmail.com).

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