Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-09-2015, 15:48   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Land locked Leics UK
Posts: 208
Images: 1
Davits & Paddleboards

I've been looking at some threads on here and one of them under multihulls is following the making of a St Francis Mk II. Part of this new design incorporates a long cabinet to allow the user to keep two paddleboards inside.

This has many advantages, amongst which are keeping the paddleboards off the stantions and aiding sailing. I like the new design and am following its manufacture closely as I'm trying to decide on a catamaran myself. However, I didn't know if redesigning a catamaran like this was not a hammer to crack a nut.

Now I'm new to this scene as I've only been sailing a year, but can anyone tell me if it is feasible to just alter the design of davits to include a shelf to hold a couple of paddleboards on their edge across the back of the catamaran in between the dinghy and the rear of the cat?

I've drawn a little pic so that people can hopefully see what I mean and maybe paddleboards are just too big for this... but its late at night here in the UK and I'm just curious.

Comments please

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	davit design.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	19.7 KB
ID:	108330  
Heath68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2015, 16:09   #2
Eternal Member
monte's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Australia
Boat: Lagoon 400
Posts: 3,650
Images: 1
Re: Davits & Paddleboards

Cool design It could work. Depends on the cat. It might work on our lagoon davits but we just leave it on top of the davits. Easy to launch and pack away and keeps some rain our of the dink our sup is inflatable so It's put away on passage.

Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
monte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2015, 10:41   #3
One of Those
Canibul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Boat: Catalac 12M
Posts: 3,209
Re: Davits & Paddleboards

Thanks for the interesting idea. I've been looking online at brackets for our two Naish 11.5 ft. SUPS. The Magnas look good, the Garhaurs only slightly less so, but hundreds of bucks and I really don't like the idea of things on the side of the boat or heavy things on the stanchions. This might work.
Expat life in the Devil's Triangle:
Canibul is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Paddleboards Sander Classifieds Archive 0 26-06-2015 04:36
Rental Kayaks and Paddleboards ... The New Pests ? shorebird General Sailing Forum 19 18-07-2013 09:23
Atkins & Hoyle Davits Benjamaphone Commercial Posts 12 29-08-2011 18:20
Davits & Boat Lifts GordMay Construction, Maintenance & Refit 0 17-05-2004 04:12

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:42.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.