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 Post subject: Dinghy davits
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2018 16:55 
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I am going to fit davits on my Tartan 37 does anyone have photos and any design drawings please SV Sea Nymph now in Australia since 2014


 
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 Post subject: Re: Dinghy davits
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2018 17:48 
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Just type 'davit' in the search and 8 pages of posts will be returned.

Instant results !

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 Post subject: Re: Dinghy davits
PostPosted: 27 Mar 2018 16:25 
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Mine are from a previous owner, but I'm not really happy with them. Just to give you something to look out for:
If your stern pulpit is weakish like ours (I think mainly because the railing was removed at the swim ladder to make entry from the ladder easier), you'll need to figure out some way to shore things up (given that your davits are using it as part of the support). When I try to lift my lightish Portabote (75 lbs) with my lightish outboard (55 lbs) on it, I can see the supports of the dinghy that are at the stern visibly flex/push the stern in (like oil canning). So, I don't lift it this way (we have to take the motor off every time), which stinks because that's what I would like to use them for while at anchor/mooring to keep growth off the bottom.

I think if the stern railing was stronger, this might not happen. I'm thinking of adding stainless "straps" like I've seen on other boats that go from the stern rail to the cockpit coaming. Or, maybe larger (area wise) support feet/backing plates where the davits are supported on the stern would help.

While we're on this, anyone had something like this happen/solved it? Seeing the stern flex in like that is unsettling and makes me wonder of the strength of things back there.

I'm interested in also maybe redoing the davits all together. Any other pitfalls anyone has seen that I or Sea Nymph need to watch for?

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 Post subject: Re: Dinghy davits
PostPosted: 27 Mar 2018 16:31 
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Here are pics of the set up. I don't even know what brand they are or anything about them.


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 Post subject: Re: Dinghy davits
PostPosted: 27 Mar 2018 17:02 
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A recent post was titled: Post subject: Re: Dinghy Size on Davits

In it I posted an image of my 11.9' dingy with a 9.8 hp motor that I hoist into place. The davits base rests on the stern rail. This seemed like too much load especially if it swung about in any sea, but last January we went out 4 days I tried something new: I ran the main halyard to the davit arm with the transom and outboard load. It almost seemed like it wasn't there. I can't sail into the wind with that big dink poking out since the bow would hit the quarter wave, so the halyard was available. Davits (and this arrangement) is only for use around the Bay.

I bought some hardward to cut / open the stern rail for easier boarding up the ladder, but I think I'll only cut the top rail. We go over rail today, so only having to clear the bottom rail would seem much easier.

I think it helps if the lifelines are tuned and snug so the load on the stern rail puts tension all the way to the bow pulpit.

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 Post subject: Re: Dinghy davits
PostPosted: 28 Mar 2018 08:33 
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I had thought of trying the main halyard the way you suggest but hadn't done it yet. Will definitely give that a try. Hadn't thought about the life lines and mine are not tight. Going to try that too.

Thinking of not needing to clean the bottom of the dink every week or two makes me smile Smile

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 Post subject: Re: Dinghy davits
PostPosted: 28 Mar 2018 12:53 
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Here is a pic of a Tartan 37 with straps like I mentioned above.


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 Post subject: Re: Dinghy davits
PostPosted: 19 Jul 2019 09:20 
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Does anyone have Plastimo dinghy davits ? I'm not looking for rail mounted davits so if you don't have plastimo davits,,,, what do you have and how do you like them ? pictures please .... thanks

link to plastimo davits:
https://www.marineoutfitters.ca/index.cfm?category=11635|11641&product=50317335&code=Plastimo%2036182


 
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 Post subject: Re: Dinghy davits
PostPosted: 20 Jul 2019 12:47 
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Atkins and Hoyle in Ontario Canada have some interesting davits and stern arches. i am discussing a custom made arch/hard bimini and davit configuration. Great exchange rates for American cousins.Been in business a long time. #337


 
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