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Old 24-10-2012, 10:59   #16
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Re: Outboard Lifting Davit Arm

We had a charter boat over the summer which had a very simple outboard hoist system, which did the job and saved a lot of unpleasant language in the process. It's was from the UK and we've just managed to find it on google searching 'outboard hoist' and 'Easy Lift'. I'd say it's worth a look.

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Old 24-10-2012, 18:04   #17
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Re: Outboard Lifting Davit Arm

This Ob system is great and the price reasonable. The only difficulty I find is that once the OB is up to about toe rail level, I would still have to wrestle it on to the rail mount, which means usually lifting it over the stern rail.


I guess the lift could be mounted on the rail but then all the weight of the OB would go on the tubes....maybe bending them. My 6hp Ob bent the 1 1/2" pipe when using a 3:1 tackle system (see first pic)...
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Old 26-10-2012, 07:46   #18
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Re: Outboard Lifting Davit Arm

Hi I thought I had sent a reply but maybe it didn't go after all. The outboard was stored on a bracket right next to the hoist so there was a little transferring to be done it's true, but it was fairly minimal and pretty all with a straight back. The arm didn't appear to be in any danger of giving way, but it was straight, so I presume the strain just goes straight through it back down to the base.

Good luck in your deliberations . . . . . It'll need to be an awful lot warmer before I leave dry land again !
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Old 26-10-2012, 08:23   #19
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Re: Outboard Lifting Davit Arm

My davit is an Ocean Systems unit mounted on an Ocean Systems KVH antenna mount pole. I have braces from the pole to the rail system. I have an Edson rail mount for my 4HP Yamaha Outboard. The Yamaha weighs about 65 lbs. With this system, I can let the motor down or up with one hand. It is a very easy process.
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