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Old 16-02-2019, 17:01   #16
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Re: Leopard 40 Davits Capacity?

mate i to am looking at davit limits. i am about the fishing so ide like to hold onto my 11 ft sea jay nomad approx 90 kgs with a kapten collar fitted. perfect for those croc creeks and also zipping around the island reefs. but i am concerned about davit strengths. i find when i ask sellers about there limits most dont know, as they are about the sailing and just getting to shore unlike me.
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Old 16-02-2019, 17:20   #17
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Re: Leopard 40 Davits Capacity?

gonna say ime thinking of one of those 300kg lifting cranes/ arms that fold away to nothing on the deck. i could then store my 100 kg tinnie midships instead of on the stern.
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Old 16-02-2019, 21:05   #18
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Re: Leopard 40 Davits Capacity?

The original 40, 43, and 46 had severe davit issues, to the extent that the Moorings insisted on dinghies being towed. They were eventually re-designed as something much stronger and R&C sent a team to Tortola to refit the fleet. I would be very wary if my davits were the original design;I don't know the capacities of the re-design but I think they worked out OK. Surely R&C could advise.
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Old 16-02-2019, 21:07   #19
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Re: Leopard 40 Davits Capacity?

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I've often wondered why more boats don't have a "flat section" between the two hulls like the Sunreef Catamarans do so you can lift your tender out of the water and secure it while under passage.

They did just that on the 5800 and are a bitch to use in rough conditions, as you could imagine.
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