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July 18, 2012 at 16:35 #6081

Rampant
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Hello to All,

Rampant has davits and we have used a hard dinghy for years call the Howmar Hauler. Its an 8′ rigid sailing dinghy that also rows well. Here is one http://albany.craigslist.org/boa/3123175831.html

To secure it to the davits we have mounted a dowel with pins that fit into the forward and aft port oarlocks.

My question: Who has the davits and what tender are you using with it? We need to acquire a new dinghy and want to hear what is working for you all. It needs to be light so we can hoist it out of the water.

Best,
Charles

July 19, 2012 at 01:13 #12051
Alexina
Alexina
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Hi Charles,

A previous owner replaced the standard davits with some posh stainless steel (inox) ones. I am afraid I do not know who the manufacturer is.

For years we used a Quicksilver 320 with an airdeck and found it wonderful. You could get it to plane when singlehanded with our mighty 3.5hp Tohatsu and we managed eight people and a dog once. Sadly the Quicksilver disintegrated in the relentless UV of the Med and then the Caribbean.

We have now replaced it with a Walker Bay 8. It is reassuringly similar to the original C & N dinghy and does not protrude over the stern and catch on eveything like the Quicksilver did. It also has the advantage of having an inflatable oollar for stability and we have recently purchased a sailing kit. We have been so happy with the sailing kit that the mighty Tohatsu has been languishing aboard Alexina as we trip to and fro under the delightful zephyrs of the anchorage winds.

Peter


May 23, 2013 at 16:54 #13571

Rampant
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Hello Peter,

Belated thanks for your reply. From the photos, the Walker Bay 8′ looks like a lovely solution for Alexina. How do you secure the dinghy from rocking in a seaway? What kind of hoist system do you use to get the boat up including motor?

Anybody else have a davit hard dinghy solution they are able to share? Thank you!

Charles
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May 24, 2013 at 09:50 #13591

Orion
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Hi Charles

I recently posted a photo of the new davits, we added to Orion. They are teak and hickory laminates. I don’t recommend this path to folks who don’t enjoy constant maintenance! The replacement was necessitated by the return to a British dinghy, with an 8′ Avon RIB, which is nearly 5′ wide! I had to add 6″ to the length of the old davits. We use an old, very compact 15 hp Evinrude, that we lift with a beefed up mizzen boom topping lift rig, used as a derrick crane. The mizzen boom’s overhang makes this work conveniently. While a relaxed sail, in the Walker Bay looks like fun, our favorite anchorage, on Catalina Island is several miles, from the nearest harbor, with provisions. The 15hp motor gets us back to the boat, before the ice cream box even starts to sweat! I solved the lateral rocking problem, by installing 2 fixed length mini painters, from the stem and transom, that clip to the center A frame, through an eyelet, on each davit.

michael
on Orion

June 4, 2013 at 19:28 #13631

Rampant
Participant

Hi Michael,
I am interested to see your solution. Where can I go to see your posted picture.

Charles
“Rampant” #53

June 5, 2013 at 00:40 #13641
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I helped Michael post the pictures of Orion’s davits elsewhere in this forum.

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