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Old 13-07-2015, 06:17   #1
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I have had it with towing the Dingy

Normally I like to cruise for as long as I can get away. I have no time for long trips this year and have been stuck with day sailing. So leave the dink at home...surprise surprise, the boat sails and handles much better without dragging the dink.

I need input on davits suitable for an Ingrid. I don't want to create a bunch of CARP on the stern, just something simple to lift the dink. Actually I can use the weight aft for trim since I have alot of chain forward.

Come on you engineers! I need a simple elegant solution.
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Old 13-07-2015, 06:38   #2
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Re: I have had it with towing the Dingy

With a canoe stern and outboard rudder it will be very difficult if not impossible to get an elegant set of davits on an Ingrid 38. Especially if the dink is a decent size. Hoist it aboard and set it under the main.
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Old 13-07-2015, 06:55   #3
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Re: I have had it with towing the Dingy

Well, that is simple but the dink will block vision from the inside conning station. I may still try it but don't feel good about it. I could just run the radar and GPS and go on instruments.......what a conundrum.
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Re: I have had it with towing the Dingy

A small PortaBote will fit nicely along the lifelines no davits hanging off the back.



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Re: I have had it with towing the Dingy

Amazing how much drag those little buggers create. How 'bout something simple like this?;



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Re: I have had it with towing the Dingy

Idorakeeper, because the Ingrid stern is so "pointy", I would consider a single, central davit. Attachment to the hull will need to be "forked" so as to provide clearance for the tiller.



I devised a single arm davit for Panope and have been very happy with the way it works. Perhaps I could help out with your project.

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Re: I have had it with towing the Dingy

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. I don't want to create a bunch of CARP on the stern, just something simple to lift the dink. :
CARP works.

Davits are great. Hang on, thats wrong! GOOD davits are great. If they are elegant davits you can't lift the dink with the OB and fuel tank inside. The dink will be hard to lift so you wont use it. The dink will swing side to side and chafe like hell.

And good davits are not cheap infact not cheap at all woe! So start saving now and get carp davits. You will not regret it
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Normally I like to cruise for as long as I can get away. I have no time for long trips this year and have been stuck with day sailing. So leave the dink at home...surprise surprise, the boat sails and handles much better without dragging the dink.

I need input on davits suitable for an Ingrid. I don't want to create a bunch of CARP on the stern, just something simple to lift the dink. Actually I can use the weight aft for trim since I have alot of chain forward.

Come on you engineers! I need a simple elegant solution.
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CARP? definition please....
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Consider mid ship davits?
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Re: I have had it with towing the Dingy

Can an upturned dinghy serve as a hard dodger?
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Re: I have had it with towing the Dingy

Even with very good (non-elegant) davits, deploying/retriving my dink is a PIA. I have a total of six lines to untie/retie and even with an electric winch on the engine end, the light end of the dink has to be hoisted manually. I invariably add air, check the engine oil, get the fuel tank and fuel hose off the boat and connect it. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't be without it. But it ain't a walk in the park to launch/retrieve.
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Re: I have had it with towing the Dingy

I think CARP is meant to be CRAP
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Re: I have had it with towing the Dingy

Hoist onto foredeck and get rid of the club er... jib boom.
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Old 13-07-2015, 09:35   #15
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Re: I have had it with towing the Dingy

IMHO lifting the dink, while better for sailing, is a step toward a less safe condition. My dinghy is towed from a a short line through a rope clutch. Open the rope clutch and drop the dinghy as soon as someone goes OB. To keep the dink from blowing away, you also need to deploy a small sea anchor previously connected to the drop line and stored in a small tube pointing aft. The drop line has a loop at the aft end to which the dinghy painter clips with a carabiner. The instruction to drop the dinghy, if I fall overboard, is the first, and most often made, request I make of my wife. The dink has a short rope ladder on one side of the outboard mounting location. The dink is a lot easier to see than a person in the water. If the person OB gets into the dink quickly, he or she might avoid serious hypothermia. Certainly his or her prospects are better.
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