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Old 04-12-2017, 10:13   #31
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Re: max dinghi size

I'm still not 100% sure which way the outboard should be.. I reversed the dinghy this weekend and putting the outboard to starboard puts it too close to the hull when lifting.

Here is the only diagram I've seen in the owners manual.
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:49   #32
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I'm still not 100% sure which way the outboard should be.. I reversed the dinghy this weekend and putting the outboard to starboard puts it too close to the hull when lifting.

Here is the only diagram I've seen in the owners manual.
I scaled the drawing and those are the only measurement I can do until I will get my Lucia. Seems that even on the manual the poles are not symetrical.

I my opinion the dinghy should be hoisted as the drawing, with the motor on the fartest pole from the center... but it also depend on the model if the motor hit the hull.
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:29   #33
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Completed.

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Old 06-12-2017, 12:47   #34
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Great job ! FP should monitor all improvements owners are doing.

Just one point. I am used to have steel cables attached to the dinghy for lifting. Is shafing can, with the time, cut the dacron lines ?
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:56   #35
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hi terbo' great job !
how did you fix the padeye ? only with screws ?
About shafing I don't think so
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:52   #36
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Re: max dinghi size

We donít own a Lucia, but itís one of the cats weíve been considering. Looking at Terboniumís drawing, I see what appears to be a grill on the stbd side, but on a photo I saw, it looked like the grill was to port. My point is this; can an engine bracket and a small crane be mounted on the opposite side of the grill? Light weight and simple.

This would remove the issues of weight, interference, banging, etc...

Just a thought...

Regards, and looking fwd to the Miami show!
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hi terbo' great job !
how did you fix the padeye ? only with screws ?
About shafing I don't think so
Thanks

Just a couple 6mm stainless bolts with washers and lock nuts on the inside. Plenty of room from the bottom to reach in with a box wrench to hold while tightening from the outside.

I've been keeping a close eye on chafing. I think we're good for the moment because the eyelets on the dinghy are lined with rounded over pipe. I may add some shackles or splice some thimbles if it becomes a problem.
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Done...
Is I didn't want to pay the royalties for copying Terbo's work.
I made it slightly different...

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Re: max dinghi size

This is a great discussion. For the record on One Day More (Lucia 40 hull #6) we have a Highfield 310 with a 15 HP Mercury and it all works well. We hang the motor end of the dinghy to starboard and use the electric davit winch to haul it up. Manually pull up the port side. We are very happy with the dinghy which also has an alloy floor and an anchor locker. The only thing I am unsure of is could we have saved some weight with a 9.9 HP motor?
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Re: max dinghi size

The factory winch option is on the starboard side so I guess that is where they expect the motor to go. For whatever reason I lift mine on the port side and use the gennaker winch. Habit I guess.

One Day More - the 15hp gives you a lot more planing power. Let's Dance have a 9.9 and there have been a couple of times we have been grateful for the extra while they have not got on the plane and got soaked. I am happy to put up with the extra weight as in reality you would probably need to winch the 9.9 as well. Mercury motors up to 30hp are actually Tohatsu so we have the same motor internals.
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Thanks. Very happy with the power of the 15HP and itís easy to lift with the electric Stbd winch. Never thought of using the gennaker winch on the port side so will give that ago. Q Why did we buy a 15HP? A At the time the price was the same as 9.9HP!
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This is a great discussion. For the record on One Day More (Lucia 40 hull #6) we have a Highfield 310 with a 15 HP Mercury and it all works well. We hang the motor end of the dinghy to starboard and use the electric davit winch to haul it up. Manually pull up the port side. We are very happy with the dinghy which also has an alloy floor and an anchor locker. The only thing I am unsure of is could we have saved some weight with a 9.9 HP motor?

30lbs savings; enough to think about.
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Re: max dinghi size

Been following this thread for a bit, we have Lucia delivering in a couple of weeks to FLL, her name is La Belle Vie. We bought the Highfield 310 and put a Tohatsu 20hp motor on it. Was going to do a bit smaller outboard, but the Tohatsu 20hp through the 9.9hp all use the same block and so weigh the same, 94.7lbs Figured if the weight is the same then I would rather have a bit more HP if it is ever needed.
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