Boat slings are typically made from polyester webbing which has a low 3% stretch at Work Load, while maintaining 100% of its Work Load when wet. Nylon stretches 6 to 8% at Work Load and loses approximately 15% Work Load when wet. Not only does polyester provide superior stretch characteristics to nylon material, it also helps reduce hull markings. However, polyester webbing should not be used near caustic materials.
We need to know the max weight of the boats you are lifting or the weight rating of each sling if known
Chine Sleeves (aka Boat Pads) help protect the boat chines and rub rails during the lift. These sliding pads can be positioned to fit any size or style of boat and are made of the same material as the sling.
A keel pad is a sleeve of extra webbing placed in the center to help protect the sling from cutting and/or abrasion during the lift. The sleeve is designed to slide over the sling and is made of the same material as the sling. As an added option, lead weights can be sewn in to the keel pad. The lead weights cause the sling to sink when placed in water.
Allows for adjustability for lifting smaller boats. (see diagram)
A wear resistant material that is applied to the edges of the sling to prevent abrasion and prolong sling life.