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Old 29-01-2020, 08:27   #1
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dinghy davits

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dinghy davits for a 2655 Cera Bayliner. Trying to mount my 10 Foot livingston with 10 HP motor. As is the norm trying to do it on the cheap and easy. Mines an 1988 has a Swim Step bolted to transom.
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Old 30-01-2020, 04:08   #2
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Re: dinghy davits

You might search Hurley davits, and there are two or three brands out there that work similarly. Then there's also Weaver and SeaWize.

Doubt your swim platform is designed to hold that kind of dead weight, without additional bracing... but that should be doable.

You still might have to lift dinghy and motor separately, carry the motor on a separate mount until you need to use the dinghy.

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Old 03-02-2020, 18:02   #3
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Re: dinghy davits

Seawise davits aren't cheap but the system is excellent as you age. You don't have to muscle the engine at all, being in my early 70's this has great appeal. I bought a used system and when I was snooping I did come across another one. Try and hold off and see if you can locate a used Seawise system for sale, you won't regret it.

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Old 04-02-2020, 17:59   #4
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Re: dinghy davits

I agree with rsn48 regarding Seawise davits. I had Weavers but over time my wife and I realized that one or both of us was going to get wet or hurt hauling the dinghy up and down and then lifting the outboard in and out of the floating dinghy. We went with Seawise. They are expensive but well engineered and built.

I worked with a local machine shop to modify a 35mm hole saw so it fits over the handle crank and used an 18v drill to power the dinghy up and down. EZ.
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