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There IS a Better Way...

Swing-Lift uses an existing halyard to transport your outboard motor safely and effortlessly between the railing and dinghy.

 Safe, easy loading of outboard motor to dinghy (photo: Sucia Island, Washington State)

Safe, easy loading of outboard motor to dinghy (photo: Sucia Island, Washington State)

 Easy single-handed hoisting of outboard motor to yacht rail (photo: Tod Inlet, Vancouver Island BC)

Easy single-handed hoisting of outboard motor to yacht rail (photo: Tod Inlet, Vancouver Island BC)

Swing-Lift began as one sailor's solution to a common yachting problem:  How to move a heavy outboard motor from the tender to the yacht without having to add a bulky and expensive hoist.

Swing-Lift makes use of the boat's existing winch with a halyard or topping lift and controls the position and orientation of the outboard so that it can be moved effortlessly and single-handedly.

Because the Swing-Lift itself bears very little of the strain of lifting, it is a lightweight and compact design that is easily installed by the boat owner.

When not in use, the Swing-Lift takes up very little space, straddling the outboard motor on the ship's railing.

US Patent 8,037,839 B2            
Canadian Patent 2,612,199

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

(see also customer reviews on shopping page)

"Owen, I want you to know how great it was using our new swing lift for the first time. Installation simple and works just like the video."
- Bruce, California,  Beneteau 49 and Tohatsu 6hp

"Installed and used our swing lift on our 1990 Catalina 28 this month. I just love it, it works like a hot damn. Feel free to use me as a reference. I'm a happy customer!"
- Chris, British Columbia, Catalina 28

"Thanks again for getting the unit to me in time it sure made my vacation more enjoyable and in the words of a boater that watched me lift my outboard back onto my stern rail,  'HAY... IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THAT EASY' "
- Douglas, Ontario, Hunter 356 and Merc 9.9hp 4-stroke

"We used the "lift" yesterday for the first time. It was fantastic! The captain (me) and the crew were delighted."
-Vic, Maine, Graves 37 and Yamaha 5hp

 

How to transport an outboard motor between your dinghy and yacht using a halyard and the Swing-Lift.

SWING-LIFT OUTBOARD MOTOR HOIST DOWNLOADS

SURE-GRIP OUTBOARD MOTOR HARNESS

The Swing-Lift works with most commercial harnesses, but we had a hard time finding a harness that fits the variety of outboard shapes and doesn't stretch or slip out of place. Our Sure-Grip harness is a simple solution that can be purchased separately or bundled with the Swing-Lift.  The handle location can be adjusted and is locked in place so the motor will remain balanced and secure.

Sure-Grip Outboard Motor Harness

 DOWNLOAD Sure-Grip Installation Instructions

DOWNLOAD Sure-Grip Installation Instructions

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