Boat Trailer Jacks

polevaults

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Tim Werner
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Carolina Classic 25 & Mako 201
I have a trailered 20' Mako. Jacks don't seem to last very long in and out of salt water.
What marine jack works and lasts?
Thanks for your input.
 

PassTheSoySauce

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Brandon Brooks
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1978 Fiber Form Custom
The $30 one from Harbor Freight. I installed mine in 5 minutes and it works great.
 

J Woodman

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Dec 8, 2006
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Jeff
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15' Gregor Baja Special "Silver Bullet II"
I just buy them cheap from Harbor Freight and replace about every 2 years. Just look at it as trailer maintenance.
 
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cortezpirasea

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Russell
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Dutton Lainson sells some heavy duty jacks...
 

TAPOUT

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Erik
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Cabo 48 FB "Outlaw", Yellowfin 26 Hybrid "Boomer"
The ones that work and last are the ones that get rinsed and lubed after a day on the water. It's just never a priority and so they corrode quickly. Trust me, I've learned the hard way.
 

OILAGER

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Wayne
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Grady White 228 Seafarer "GOTTA GET'M"
I quit using one after the 4th one died. I use a heavy-duty auto jackstand and carry one of those aluminum floor jacks from Harbor Freight in the tow rig, which doubles as a fast and easy way to change a tire at 3:00 a.m. My boat is too heavy to move around on those things anyways.
 

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24' Skipjack w/Pilothouse, 21' Marada, 15' Boston Whaler
I just buy them cheap from Harbor Freight and replace about every 2 years. Just look at it as trailer maintenance.
That's about right. I was looking at the square tube with the two piece sliding post. That's the same style,, but bigger,, we have on our 4 horse goose neck trailer. seems to be a better design,,,gregg
 

polevaults

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Tim Werner
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Carolina Classic 25 & Mako 201
The $30 one from Harbor Freight. I installed mine in 5 minutes and it works great.
By brother has put 2 of those Harbor Freight Jacks on. They lasted 3 months then broke. The handle would turn freely without lifting. After about 1 month it would be very difficult to crank.
 

polevaults

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Tim Werner
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Carolina Classic 25 & Mako 201
The ones that work and last are the ones that get rinsed and lubed after a day on the water. It's just never a priority and so they corrode quickly. Trust me, I've learned the hard way.
I rinsed and lubed that piece of cap Harbor Freight jack every time.
 

polevaults

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Tim Werner
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Carolina Classic 25 & Mako 201
I just buy them cheap from Harbor Freight and replace about every 2 years. Just look at it as trailer maintenance.
My boat is stored in dry storage at the marina and is in and out of the water a lot. The Harbor freight Jacks being rinsed and lubed to the best of my ability (it has no lube fittings) last only 3 months.
 

polevaults

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Tim Werner
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Carolina Classic 25 & Mako 201
After reading posts and doing some homework I've desidd to go with the Fulton 2 sealed anodized aluminum jack. It can't rust. It's preludes and sealed. It got very good reviews.
Thanks for all the help.
I hope to post updates how it works over the months and years of extended use in salt water being rinsed after each use.
 
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KID CREOLE

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Stefan
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Mako 224 CC, FULL RACK
I set mine up so the jack is removable, mine never gets wet.

I mounted a under bumper hitch receiver on the trailer, got a short piece of 2" square steel tubing and welded it to some channel, the jack mounts to the channel and I uses a receiver hitch pin to keep it in place