I have a 9' West Marine
"sport boat" on davits
, and it seems no matter how I hang it, rainwater accumulates between the wooden floor and the inflatable
part making the boat quite heavy. She won't plane like that. She is also heavy to lift
, and it can't be good for the attachment points. There is a drain, but it is to the side and, idiotically, not flush with the floor. I do hang it at a slight angle, but the mooring
lines constrain my possibilities.
A cover would work, but what a pain. For the off-season, I will, though.
Also, there is a rubber one-way valve in the drain that mostly just slows the process. Since the boat would only sink an inch if it did fall out, whats wrong with removing the check valve?
Thank you for your input. I feel I must be missing the obvious, but I am new to davits