While cruising ebay, a daily adventure, I came across this listing of a cool 1930 Chris Craft. Now I know we have done a lot of ebay stuff lately, and its spring so interesting stuff is popping up. But, this story is not about the boat, it’s about the cool rail its on. Sure, the boat looks fantastic and nicely done. So defiantly worth looking into. LINK BELOW! But the rail. This guy has this set up dialed in. Look at it. He can back up into the garage-ish thing, and roll that sucker right into the drink. NOTE, if the owner went this far with the rail, clearly the boat is restored to the 9’s
No lift, no boat house zoning rules?. So, here is the question of the day. It looks like a rail system is not all that complex. Like a ramp? Maybe even less complex, and looks like it might even be about the same cost as a lift, boat house thing? Am I crazy. This way your boat is always tucked away?
YOU CAN SEE THE EBAY ITEM HERE
And here is a small section of an article done by Texx last year on Kermit Sutton’s collection, Texx’s images and comment of the Kermit’s Rail system.
“The automated rail system works great. When we returned to the dock, Kermit approached the dock with enough speed to steer the big 30′ Super Bear Cat into the submerged cradle with the protected guide posts. Once the engine is shut off and the passengers are on the dock, with his wireless key fob, Kermit actuates the winch and the cradle moves up the rails into the boat house. I am guessing the entire procedure takes less than 5 minutes and the boat is back in the boat house for a quick wipe down.