I've seen the dingy davit rack system and it looked pretty cool. Unfortunately, I don't have dingy davits
or even a dingy yet. I've lashed them to the lifelines
in a previous life (bigger boat), but that seems sketchy when sailing. I've also lashed them to the cabin
and on the deck
under the mast
, but that doesn't leave a lot of room to walk around.
Elusive's method from a previous post (copied below) are helpful but he has another 13 feet on my Rawson
"For both Kayaks and Surfboards, I've seen two pretty nifty ways: Outboard
side carriers --- basically 'L' shaped brackets that extend outboard
of the lifelines
- just drop the board/kayak into them and bungie over the top. The other was to add or modify the aft davit/radar/solar panel arch so that there was a 'slot' under or over (depending on configuration) and slide them in there.
Personally, I have my kayaks on top of the house forward of the cockpit
(stacked) on the port side. Dinghy
(Boston whaler 9'4") is stern forward and slotted into the deck
area forward of the mast
and extending partially onto the house. Not the greatest, but beats the heck out of losing the dinghy by towing (once was enough). Deck is a bit cluttered with this arrangement, but I don't have (or plan to have) davits."
Any suggestions on tie downs other than bungies? I wonder if the "L" shaped brackets would be interfere with any of the lines or worse yet, be serious shin scrapers. I could make a PVC version pretty easily.
I also have a sit on top kayak
as well as an easily stowable inflatable kayak
, but there will not be any inflatable
surfboards in my future.
I've only had the boat for a month, and I'm tormented by having to take the board and Kayak off the boat every time I go sailing. If anybody has pictures of their set-up, I'd love to see them.