I've just installed a pair of Garhauer davits
. The inboard end of the arms are fastened to the top pushpit rail and again firmly attached at the top of the transom. The outboard
end has a cross member
that is attached to each arm via a T coupling. Sturdy enough in most conditions, but when motion is significant in moderate to heavy seas, the dinghy
will swing a little and cause the whole mechanism to move from side to side.
Certainly taking a line from the dinghy
bow and stern and securing to the boat
makes a significant difference in the amount the davits
move. Has anyone installed something to further stabilize the davits themselves such as cross wires or even ss tubing? Whatever I do needs to be removable when the dinghy is launched and boarding the dinghy takes place.