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Old 28-07-2012, 17:24   #61
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Re: Dinghy and Davits

Hey Tony, we did not upgrade but we lift the engine separately via a pulley system rigged to the end of the boom. It works great and the trouble is worth it for us to have the bigger boat and motor. I am thinking of putting an engine mount some place on the transom. We'll see!
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Old 28-07-2012, 18:10   #62
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Clipperton,

Went with the Hypalon instead ov PVC, because it was on sale at the time.
Paid $1,379 at the time.
You got the Hypalon for $1379 or the PVC? The photo attached shows a PVC dink. Awesome price if it was Hypalon!
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Old 29-07-2012, 06:27   #63
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You got the Hypalon for $1379 or the PVC? The photo attached shows a PVC dink. Awesome price if it was Hypalon!
No I got the PVC.
Hypalon was 500 usd more expensive
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Old 11-08-2012, 17:27   #64
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valiant dinghy

Does anyone know how I can replace bench seat and oars from the Valiant dinghy that came with the Mahe 36. I tried emailing the company but never heard back. Both my oars and bench seat were burned in fire so I need to replace them.
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Old 21-10-2012, 23:21   #65
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Re: Dinghy and Davits

Does anyone know if the valiant 270 that comes with mahe is PVC or hypalon? I checked valiant website but haven't been able to find the information.
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Old 22-10-2012, 14:22   #66
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Nevermind...I found it in my manual....PVC.
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Old 22-10-2012, 17:55   #67
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Re: Dinghy and Davits

I have a feeling that very few are Hypalon. Achilles is definitely hypalon and I must say stands up to UV very well
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I have a feeling that very few are Hypalon. Achilles is definitely hypalon and I must say stands up to UV very well
All Caribe tenders are also with Hypalon...
mine is from 2005 and looks new !
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Easier dinghy lifting

Hi all,
We are now cruising full time, presently in Portugal. Nice weather here.
When anchored, every evening and morning we have to drop and lift the dinghy to go walking with our old dog. Recently I installed some blocks to guide the dinghy lifting lines. I copied this from a mahe I saw in La Rochelle in France.
How small things can make a big difference! The ergonics have become much better; sometimes I even pull both lifting lines together. Lifting the dinghy nearly becomes a pleasure.
I used simple 8 mm Lewmar blocks; mounted on eyes with quite a 5 cm long 6mm thread.
Mounting the nuts and washers from the back side is a bit of a awkward. You need long arms; and I had to tape the nut and washers together.

Already some years ago I installed triple sheaves at the end of the davits, like Cotemar described in a previous post. This is especially useful on the outboard side. If I were to repeat this, I would do it only on the outbaord engine side; with these extra blocks, imo it is not worth the trouble on the bow side of the dinghy.
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Re: Dinghy and Davits

Mahe's

Here are all the measurements for your dingy and davits in case you may need them.
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We just got rid of our RIB. Tired of repairing and limited fishing and crabbing capabilities.

We got a Polycraft, 3m an it is working really good. We also changed the pulleys to 6 to 1 which makes lifting it so much easier. I can now lift the dingy on my own. We didn't modify the wheels on the end of the davits, rather just switched to two small blocks one with a becket.

The water line hasn't changed at all as the Polycraft is 67 kilos total, so an additional 25 kilos.
We lash the dingy fore and aft to the stanchions and it doesn't move while underway.
Added a small piece of foam to the bow of the dingy as well as two small rubber bits on outboard edge. When lifting we do pull the bow up first a bit and it clears the deck.
This new dingy is great with two of us in it and a full tank of fuel we can plane with both of us sitting in the back. Also added hatches in seats to store safety gear.
Bring on the fishing!
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Re: Dinghy and Davits

We have two Mahe's in our charter fleet. After fighting the davits with charter sized dinks for several years we got longer tubes for the davits from FP. Here is the result.

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The tubes are right at 12 inches longer. The tender is a Caribe CX10 with a 15hp two stroke Yamaha on the back.



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Re: Dinghy and Davits

Did you buttress the base of the longer Davits in any way? Or is it necessary to do so? Just wondering how strong they are.
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Did you buttress the base of the longer Davits in any way? Or is it necessary to do so? Just wondering how strong they are.
There is more flex than original but seems acceptable. We may go inside the hull and glass in a block below the hole were the davit enters the hull to add a little strength. The first boat that we have modified is out on charter this week. I will be inspecting it carefully when it returns.
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Re: Dinghy and Davits

Jay,
I saw a similar mod performed up in Annapolis, but they used a thicker walled tube with the same outer diameter. Did you do the same or stick with the same, but longer, tubes?
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