Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-07-2015, 11:48   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nebraska
Boat: MacGregor 26X, Luger Voyager ketch, O'day daysailer
Posts: 2
dinghy davits

Will davits work with a flat stern and a transom hung rudder with no stern ladder? We get into and out of our dinghy on the side of the sailboat but would like davits so we don't have to tow the dinghy all the time or wrestle it onto the cabin top . I can't seem to grasp how with davits and no stern ladder you hook the dinghy to the davits or get it unhooked. We have quite a bit of freeboard on the boat and the trailing edge of the rudder is about 16 inches behind the stern. is Now I've done it, opened my mouth and removed all doubts of my ignorance. I'm sure there is some simple way to do it but can't seem to figure it out.
__________________
Ingy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2015, 11:57   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,365
Re: dinghy davits

Your davits have a block and tackle on both "arms". You hook the boat up with a custom sling and haul it up. Then you tie it to the pushpit or etc to stabilize it.
You can lean over and un shackle the lifting lines from the slings while in the boat.
I can be done with outboard rudder, you need to work out the height requirements etc.
Or just step over the pushpit and into the dingy. You may be overthinking it.
Hope this makes sense.
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2015, 11:57   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlantic ICW 29N/81W
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 36CC, now sold
Posts: 817
Re: dinghy davits

Tackles hang down from each davit and snap hook to attachment points in the dinghy, easy peasy to do if you are in the dink, but it presupposes you don't want to swim to a side mount boarding ladder, so some kind of stern ladder would be needed, even if just 2 or 3 rungs oreven perhaps one strategically placed footstep.
__________________
Robin3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
davits, dinghy

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bremer dinghy davits Inthewind Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 1 22-10-2013 07:33
For Sale: Kato Dinghy Davits Conch Cruzer Classifieds Archive 2 18-11-2009 07:21
Dinghy on Deck, Davits or Tow? Colorado Dreamer General Sailing Forum 11 06-01-2009 11:56
Dinghy davits on small boats Rippy Liveaboard's Forum 10 07-03-2006 15:44
Dinghy Davits? How to use? ssullivan General Sailing Forum 4 30-01-2006 07:57



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:16.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.