I seem to remember from another thread that you had a pair of removable davits on your last boat. Are the davits that came with your new boat not removable as well?
Our last boat St Croix davits they fit in a shoe with a removable pin. They were nice and easy to remove. The Gozzard's have the davits engineered as part of the boat. They are far stronger but not at all removable.
I never removed them to save docking fees
and the only area I was in where it would have mattered was a case where we were in the late fall and got in just before closing so the issue never came up about if our length included the davits or not. On deck
it's 36 ft but you add davits and a 6 ft bow sprit and the number is a bit different. On a bulkhead there is a better reason to ask for the extra money
since linear feet are still occupied. Ina slipit seems less appropriate but hten charging
by the foot for a whole slip also seems odd too. It's the way the game