Any hydraulic davit experts out there? I have a nice set of hydraulic davits
on the stern of our Gulfstar
M53. They are fully functional but it's time to inspect/test/service the unit. My intent is to hang a 10ft/500 lb Avon
Center Console RIB
for coastal/inland cruising (25hp Yamaha, plus fuel/battery and steering
console unit). Photo
is attached. For those who abhor sailing with dinghy
on davits - rest easy...we lift
onto the fore-deck for off-shore transit with our mast
crane (another CF post).
Ignoring the solar
array that I have mounted to the top-side of the davits...does anyone recognize the maker of this davit unit?
I have been unable to identify a manufacturer? On a long-shot, perhaps some savvy cruisers have the same set-up? I am comfortable with the solid mounting arrangement as there are large aluminum
backer plates on the inside of the transom plus the well-secured locking eyes at the gunnel for secondary stability. What I don't
want to do is "test lift" the RIB and blow a lift
cylinder creating a hydraulic spill in the water
not knowing the lift rating of the unit? Reaching out as a stab in the dark for someone that may be able to ID the unit?
Any help would be appreciated.