Originally Posted by Cheechako
A cat is perfect for davits-- definitely a plus. However, you may want to reconsider the Livingston. They are stable and well liked but with the tunnel in the middle they are uncomfortable and you have to put your feet in one of the narrow troughs on either side. Uncomfy as heck. Get a big RIB
Cheechako - Thanks so much for your great reply - problem with a RIB for us is that I'm a person of "Heroic Proportions" as described by a friend in the UK - [nicest way I've ever been called a Big SOB!!]
I'm tall and heavy at close to 300 lbs -
With wife aboard and some restock provisions, I like the idea of the freeboard and capacity of the Livingston. . . so I'm just not that sold on a RIB. . . . Figure 300lbs for me, under half that for the missus, outboard, gas tank, provisions, and I'm pushing freeboard and weight capacity on a RIB, right?
Particularly with chafing issues if/when beached and exposure issues to UV. . .
Of course, I may be being misled as well, so am open . . . I KNOW that on long passages I'll probably have to dismount the outboard either way, but want a minimum of that - too heavy even with winch
help to keep playing with-
Just kind of lost
in the decision process all of a sudden. . .