Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-07-2019, 06:51   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Boat: Taswell 49
Posts: 7
Liferaft cradle/launcher

Having irreparably mangled my stern rail-mounted cradle for a large and heavy RFD liferaft, I thought I'd be able to easily find a quality strong replacement. Alas, it seems no companies produce them that I can find online. I ordered what looked and sounded like an adequate replacement only for it to arrive and turn out to be a Chinese-made thin tubular construction which would probably either separate at the welds or at the flimsy lug screws supplied to hold the adjustable arms in place - that's of course if the supposed 316 stainless steel (laughable) doesn't rust out and disintegrate in the first week. My original launcher was constructed out of heavy-duty stainless of a similar strength and quality to stanchions. Are any forum members aware of a manufacturer who builds this sort of quality? At the moment I have returned the RFD to the foredeck but weighing in at a possible 40kg and having shrouds in the way, the best place for it is hanging off the stern where it originally was. I am in Melbourne, Australia.
Aussieyachtsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2019, 06:29   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Southport CT
Boat: J/36
Posts: 1,656
Re: Liferaft cradle/launcher

Have you looked here: Custom Fabrication - WBW Metal Fabrication ?
psk125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2019, 20:26   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Boat: Taswell 49
Posts: 7
Re: Liferaft cradle/launcher

No I wasn't aware of that company. I will have a look. Thankyou for the tip.
Aussieyachtsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cradle, liferaft

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want To Buy: viking liferaft cradle Ericson Lover Classifieds Archive 1 13-04-2015 06:52
Valise liferaft in a cradle PersephoneD Health, Safety & Related Gear 9 17-03-2015 20:47
Want To Buy: Switlik Liferaft Cradle Lilrascals Classifieds Archive 2 06-08-2010 18:25
Mounting Liferaft without Factory Cradle witzgall Health, Safety & Related Gear 13 15-06-2010 10:27
For Sale: S/S Liferaft Cradle - Originally for Switlik (Canister) Sailndive345 Classifieds Archive 0 03-08-2009 08:30

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:02.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.