I just finished installing my new arch, which comes with davits
which may be mounted anywhere along the top tubes. So my question is this, are wider spaced davit arms better? Do you want them directly above the lift
points on the dinghy
, or is it okay to be slightly inside or outside of vertical? Since I will be changing dinghies, where I choose to mount the davits
now may not be exactly right for the new dink.
My second question has to do with dinghy
size. I currently have a WM lite RIB
that is about 10' long. The problem is it is made of PVC, so I will be replacing it with a Hypalon one soon. For schlepping around 3+ people and supplies, etc, is 10' enough? Will 9.5 do? Is bigger always better? First time for me having davits, so weight might be a big an issue as before.
I currently have a Yamaha 9.9 2 stroke
OB, but might go larger with this also.
I know your answers will be based on personal preferences, but I would still love to hear what works for you and what doesn't.
Thanks as always and Cheers, Bill