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Old 21-05-2016, 20:57   #31
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Re: What Do You Do With Your Dinghy?

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LOL!

I just realized how that sounds!

So, as I'm starting to look at larger Monohulls, I don't see any with davits.. So, how do you stow or transport your dinghy?
When I have had smaller boats I found deflating the stern section ( of an inflatable ) a space saver and only required a bit of time to reinflate.
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Old 21-05-2016, 21:06   #32
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Re: What Do You Do With Your Dinghy?

Pic # 1 - Lash to cabin top when rough conditions are possible.
Pic # 2 - Hang from davit and rotate 180 degrees for cheap marina fees (shortens LOA).
Pic # 3 - The most common position.

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Re: What Do You Do With Your Dinghy?

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On a 52 beneteau just electric winch it on the boat and store it between mast and cockpit. No davits for me too much heavy metal at the stern makes boat lay low at the stern.
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35000 pounds, and it matters? I have a dingy on davits, 2 kayaks on top, I weigh only 9000, and the transoms are still 3" above the water.

Sounds like either the davit designs are bad, the tender over weight, weight stowage in the boat is goofy, or all of them.

My daughter learned to launch the tender from davits on her own when she was 12. The only way to fly.
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Old 21-05-2016, 21:42   #34
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Re: What Do You Do With Your Dinghy?

My stern Davits are quite high and strong but I modified and stabilized the original design to sandwich the RIB between a new welded aft mast track cross member and a 2nd one at the aft end to create a rigid box structure.

I also use the stainless swim ladder with a small chock adapter to come up under and capture the rib keel to completely immobilise the tender.

15hp outboard would come off in an ocean crossing or heavy weather situation and tender is my back up emergency life raft with emergency gear to cover and sustain crew if life raft was lost.

In Asia, I really insist that tender can be brought up each night by one person when at anchor, for security reasons.

And that means. Davit if you have a 15hp which I need for diving.
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Re: What Do You Do With Your Dinghy?

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Old 21-05-2016, 23:31   #36
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Re: What Do You Do With Your Dinghy?

Built myself a nesting dinghy so I can stow it on the fordeck, helps keep water away from the front hatch too. Hoist it aboard with a halyard.
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On the foredeck upside down for nasty weather, and open water.

On the foredeck right way up for shorter trips in sheltered waters.

Towed behind for short runs in smooth waters with good weather.


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Old 22-05-2016, 02:04   #38
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Re: What Do You Do With Your Dinghy?

We are working on year 9 underway -- our dink rides on the foredeck and always has. We almost never pull it behind the boat unless it is a short trip - like in the San Blas - and never ever with the motor on - 5hp Merc -

When we crossed the Atlantic we deflated it and stowed it in the forward berth - when we sailed from San Blas to Jamaica it rode on the foredeck -

We do a lot of Med Mooring so no desire for davits and not a big issue of getting it on and off the deck -
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We pull the dingy up on deck using electric winch, but for short trips and for pulling ut up of the water for the night we love the snap davits.

We also have the quick kit, so we can remove the snap davits when we do not use them.

As we use the Torqeedo Cruice 4.0, only 18 kg. We sometimes leave it on the dingy in the davits.

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Re: What Do You Do With Your Dinghy?

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Built myself a nesting dinghy so I can stow it on the fordeck, helps keep water away from the front hatch too. Hoist it aboard with a halyard.

I just got a nesting dinghy myself. Haven't used it yet. Do you bring it aboard before taking it apart or disconnect in the water and hoist it aboard? Do you stow it right side up? Got any pictures?

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For those of you who hoist and invert it on deck (or nets, as I do) -- I find it easiest to hoist the dinghy from the spinnaker halyard while it hangs from the dinghy bow attachment. It's easier to maneuver and invert it that way.
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Every time I see a dinghy stowed on the foredeck usually covering the forward hatch, I worry about the crew getting out of the cabin in case of fire. I would guess the two most likely sources of fire would be the engineroom and the galley. On most boats the engine is located under the cockpit and bridgedeck. Often the companionway steps are the forward end of the engine compartment. The galley is often located at the base of the companionway. A fire in either location would cut off the path of escape. Fire onboard can be astonishingly fast moving. I wouldn't want the forward hatch obstructed. If there is a removable skylight over the saloon that might be an alternative route out if there is some way to climb up (I was once able to pull myself through any hatch overhead, but that was a long time ago). With a dinghy over the forward hatch and no skylight, I'd want several, big, bad fire extinguishers around tbe companionway so I had enough ammo to fight my way through anything I might encounter.

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^^ very good point about fwd escape hatches. I added an extra midships hatch in Snowpetrel 1 for just this reason. Its also worth considering a system where the dinghy lashings can be cut from the partially opened fwd hatch with a long knife.


Ive also heard of main hatches being jammed shut after a dismasting or rollover, or just due to bad luck, ie rope wedging in the wrong spot... so an alternative entry/exit is important.
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Every time I see a dinghy stowed on the foredeck usually covering the forward hatch, I worry about the crew getting out of the cabin in case of fire. I would guess the two most likely sources of fire would be the engineroom and the galley. On most boats the engine is located under the cockpit and bridgedeck. Often the companionway steps are the forward end of the engine compartment. The galley is often located at the base of the companionway. A fire in either location would cut off the path of escape. Fire onboard can be astonishingly fast moving. I wouldn't want the forward hatch obstructed. If there is a removable skylight over the saloon that might be an alternative route out if there is some way to climb up (I was once able to pull myself through any hatch overhead, but that was a long time ago). With a dinghy over the forward hatch and no skylight, I'd want several, big, bad fire extinguishers around tbe companionway so I had enough ammo to fight my way through anything I might encounter.

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That's a good point. I store mine on the foredeck in all weather. And it does completely block the exit in the front. Though my bathroom does too. I at least do have an exit in the midships.

It's about essentials to me. I have to trade off the safety of exiting in a fire in order to store my dingy as I can no longer put it on davits. And I don't want to tow it.
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