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Old 22-11-2010, 20:21   #31
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Sort of Davits...?

Looking at your boat and dinghy I've been wondering (always dangerous) if it would be possible to pull your dinghy upside down right up your transom, so that it was right out of the water.

You'd need to paint "Rimfire" on the bottom of your dinghy and make your stern light movable so it wasn't hidden, and it could all still dig in the water when it's rough but if you're desperate it might be worth a try.

I see an outboard pad on your stern so I'm guessing previous owners had a small inflatable and outboard. This would have to be the way to go if you can afford it.
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That looks an awful lot like a sabotina, if it is, it probably weights less than 80lbs (36 kg). Why not mount a couple of small davits off the back of the boat or railing?
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I'd only tow a dingy in mild conditions, such as this at Victoria, BC:

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. . . . I've been wondering (always dangerous) . . . . .
Hahahahaha, I like that. My wife would agree. She thinks it is always safer if I am kept busy and don't have time to wonder about things, like ways to do something better or faster.
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WOW, Mark that is nice.

The only time I have seen water that quiet for the past many months is on the inside of my glass or in the creeks. If only it was always like that, I would just tow the dinghy. I will have to tour around and see what other folks do with davits and stuff.


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Hmm, maybe davits are an option. I admit I have never been on a boat this size with them so I assumed my boat was too small for davits. Any thoughts?
That's an interesting question. We certainly tend to see davits more commonly on larger boats than smaller, and yet the larger boats may actually have less need for them. I've got plenty of space to stow a ten-foot dinghy and two fifteen-foot kayaks on my foredeck, and yet I use davits. At the same time, you've haven't got enough room on your foredeck for that little skiff in the picture, and yet are wondering whether your boat is too small for davits.

Call the folks at Kato Marine. Davits are their bread and butter, and they've probably got ideas for smaller boats.
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Here's low-buck davits on a 23' boat:


I don't think it looks out of proportion, but I'm biased.

The build is here, if anyone is interested.

http://www.anything-sailing.com/show...ow-Buck-Davits
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Low-buck davits I'm guessing that;s a Georgian 23? Very nice!
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Google NESTING DINGHIES, to get some ideas how to make it work for you........i2f
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I don't think it looks out of proportion, but I'm biased.

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Here's what I love about the above proportions:

1. The furled genny is thicker than the mast. Is it a 180%?
2. The top line of the davits matches the line of the dodger and bimini. Way cool.
3. Everything from the hatch shade to the manual bilge pump to the crew-overboard gear are proclaiming, "This boat is ready to tangle."
4. Cool blue hull like all the million-dollar yachts.

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WOW, Mark that is nice.

The only time I have seen water that quiet for the past many months is on the inside of my glass or in the creeks.
The half-dozen times I've been to Victoria (June, July, and September), the weather has always been nice, that is, sunshine and calm seas.
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Another calm moment at Victoria, BC, with pilot boat in foreground.

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Very nice davits BL.
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Here's what I love about the above proportions:

1. The furled genny is thicker than the mast. Is it a 180%?
2. The top line of the davits matches the line of the dodger and bimini. Way cool.
3. Everything from the hatch shade to the manual bilge pump to the crew-overboard gear are proclaiming, "This boat is ready to tangle."
4. Cool blue hull like all the million-dollar yachts.

Lovely.
LOL!
Note to self- next time I take pics, clean up the crap.
150% genny, but the skinny mast makes it look bigger.
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The half-dozen times I've been to Victoria (June, July, and September), the weather has always been nice, that is, sunshine and calm seas.
Really? The last time I sailed into Victoria, the fog was so thick I couldn't see the radar display until I could touch it. With my nose.
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