BH-360 PWC Belt-Driven Hoist Cover & Cable Kit
The BH-360 PWC Belt-Driven Hoist Cover & Cable Kit is a comprehensive solution designed to enhance the functionality and durability of your PWC (Personal Watercraft) lift. This all-inclusive kit includes a belt-driven PWC hoist cover and a boat lift cable assembly, making it a convenient and reliable choice for PWC owners.
The kit offers two versions tailored to different water environments. The saltwater version features a robust stainless steel cable, while the freshwater version includes a galvanized cable. The selection of the appropriate cable material ensures optimal performance and resistance against the specific water conditions.
At the core of this kit is the high-quality 7 x 19 aircraft cable. This cable construction, consisting of seven strands with 19 wires in each strand, provides exceptional flexibility, making it ideal for boat lift applications. BH-USA recommends the use of 7 x 19 aircraft cables for boat lifts and advises considering a minimum 5:1 safety factor when determining working loads.
Safety is a paramount concern, and the BH-360 PWC Belt-Driven Hoist Cover & Cable Kit incorporates the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) recommended safety factor and rating system. Unlike relying solely on the breaking strength of the cable, the kit incorporates a safe working load (SWL) approach. The SWL accounts for factors that can affect cable strength in real-world scenarios, such as bending around sheaves and cable winders, and the overall cable system’s integrity.
To ensure the highest level of safety, BH-USA emphasizes that the kit is not suitable for lifting humans. The cables provided in the kit are specifically designed for boat lift applications and should never be used for lifting people.
Determining the appropriate cable size for your boat lift is crucial, and the BH-360 PWC Belt-Driven Hoist Cover & Cable Kit provides a range of options to accommodate various lifting capacities. The kit offers cable sizes from 3/16 inch to 3/8 inch, with corresponding lifting capacities, minimum breaking strengths, and safe working limits for both saltwater and freshwater applications. It is essential to consider the weight of the boat, fuel, water, cargo, and the boat cradle and bunks when selecting the appropriate cable size.
The BH-360 PWC Belt-Driven Hoist Cover & Cable Kit not only offers durable and reliable cables but also includes a belt-drive hoist cover. The cover is designed to protect your PWC lift from the elements, extending its lifespan and ensuring smooth operation. Additionally, the kit comes with all the necessary mounting fasteners for easy installation.
While BH-USA takes pride in providing high-quality products, it is important to note that cable deterioration can occur over time, potentially compromising its original strength. Regular cable inspections are crucial to identify any signs of deterioration and ensure safe usage. BH-USA recommends lubricating operating ropes regularly, avoiding shock loads, and adhering to normal safety standards for storage, usage, and maintenance.
In summary, the BH-360 PWC Belt-Driven Hoist Cover & Cable Kit is a comprehensive solution for PWC owners seeking to enhance the functionality and durability of their lifts. With options tailored for saltwater and freshwater environments, high-quality aircraft cables, and a belt-drive hoist cover, this kit provides peace of mind and reliability for boat lift applications.
|Lift Size||1 Part Straight Line||2 Part Compounded|
|2,800 lbs.||3/16 in.||3/16 in.|
|4,500 lbs.||1/4 in.||3/16 in.|
|6,000 lbs.||5/16 in.||1/4 in.|
|9,000 lbs.||X||1/4 in.|
|10,000 lbs.||X||1/4 in.|
|13,000 lbs.||X||5/16 in.|
|16,000 lbs.||X||3/8 in.|
|24,000 lbs.||X||3/8 in.*|
The first step in deciding what size wire rope is required for your lift is to determine the total weight to be lifted which will include the “wet” weight of the boat, the maximum estimated cargo that could be put in the boat during the lift, and the weight of the lifting cradle
- Water (Ballast, live well, potable, etc.)
- Any cargo items in the boat (Note: There should never be people in the boat while being lifted.)
- Boat cradle and bunks
The boat weight specified by a manufacturer is typically the “dry” weight of the boat. To get the “wet” weight, you must include the weight of the fuel (gasoline is 6.30 lb/US gal and diesel is 6.94 lb/US gal), the weight of any water (8.34 lb/US gal) that may ever be present in the boat and the estimated weight of the possible cargo (ie – coolers, skis, etc.).
|Cable Size||Cable Material||Lifting Capacity||Min. Breaking Strength||Safe Working Limit||Best Water Type|
|3/16 in.||Stainless||1,050 lbs. *||3,700 lbs.||925 lbs.||Saltwater|
|3/16 in.||Galvanized||925 lbs. *||4,200 lbs.||1,050 lbs.||Freshwater|
|1/4 in.||Stainless||1,750 lbs. *||6,400 lbs.||1,600 lbs.||Saltwater|
|1/4 in.||Galvanized||1,600 lbs. *||7,000 lbs.||1,750 lbs.||Freshwater|
|5/16 in.||Stainless||2,450 lbs. *||9,000 lbs.||2,250 lbs.||Saltwater|
|5/16 in.||Galvanized||2,250 lbs. *||9,800 lbs.||2,450 lbs.||Freshwater|
|3/8 in.||Stainless||3,600 lbs. *||12,000 lbs.||3,000 lbs.||Saltwater|
|3/8 in.||Galvanized||3,000 lbs. *||14,400 lbs.||3,600 lbs.||Freshwater|
* – Use a minimum of 4 drops for boat lift applications
NOT FOR LIFTING HUMANS
No product can operate indefinitely at its rated capacity. Wire rope and Cable must be inspected regularly for any deterioration which may result in the loss of original strength. Users must determine whether further use of the rope would constitute a safety hazard to life or property. Lubricate operating ropes regularly. Keep out from under any raised loads and keep out of the line of force of any load.
AVOID SHOCK LOADS.
Due to the uncontrollable situations in which this cable is used after the purchase, BH-USA cannot warranty or be held liable for cable past the purchase date. It is the responsibility of the ultimate user to determine a working load limit for each application. Many factors should be considered: included among, but not limited to, loads applied, speed of operation, acceleration or deceleration, length of rope or cable, shock loads, abrasion, corrosion, number, size, condition, and location of drums and sheaves, facilities for inspection, and the danger to life and property should a rope or cable break. Wire Ropes and Cables must be stored, used, lubricated, and maintained in accordance with normal safety standards; and must be properly designed, maintained, and operated. Inspect regularly.
Do not kink, knot, or crush. Do not ever use wire rope sold by or made by BH-USA to lift humans in any way.
- Complete kit for PWC lift enhancement.
- Saltwater and freshwater versions for different environments
- Flexible 7 x 19 aircraft cable for boat lifts
- Safety-focused with ASME recommended standards
- Not for lifting humans
- 26 foot of boat lift cable
- Hoist cover included for weather protection
- Easy installation with mounting fasteners included