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Old 11-30-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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Bring the Dink aboard.

There was an old thread on this topic I cant find , so for folks looking for ideas,,,

Sizing a crane for dinghy handling - Ocean Navigator - May/June 2013

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Old 11-30-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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One of your links above is the Nick Jackson Co. Nick is currently in the process of making a pipe dinghy crane for Bay Pelican. Will know how it works in another month.

Decision was based on looking forward as the years go by. The system of the last 15 years, block and tackle using Bay Pelican's boom and an electric windlass seems more difficult each year. Also slightly more likely that there will be operator error.

Thus to keep boating we make accommodations.

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I sure do like those Nick Jackson transom davits!
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Can't speak as to the proper size, but I can say that I love the crane on our Bayliner.

We have a 750 lb RIB center console, with 30 hp outboard, and the crane makes launching and stowing the skiff a one person job that takes all of 5 minutes.
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Can't speak as to the proper size, but I can say that I love the crane on our Bayliner. We have a 750 lb RIB center console, with 30 hp outboard, and the crane makes launching and stowing the skiff a one person job that takes all of 5 minutes.
+1 We just unloaded our dink to get maintenance done on it, it's an easy one man job.
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We built this 500# dinghy crane over the summer ourselves after not finding exactly what we wanted elsewhere. Cost of welding, materials, and a little help at the end was 990 bucks. Flex with 500 lbs. is 2". If we get heavier than 400 lbs. on or dinghy, I'd probably add a 1" tube backbone reinforcement just in case. Standpipe is 2.5" solid bar aluminum. Total weight of entire setup is 144 lbs.. Davit position was chosen not only for lifting clearance on port, but to pull up and in on port side dinghy davit (as attached in picture one) when motor is left attached to dinghy on short runs. The crane is easily removable and I'll probably add the same standpipe to starboard for those times when I need a starboard lift. Winch is Fulton 900#, line is 5400 lb. Amsteel.
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We built this 500# dinghy crane over the summer ourselves after not finding exactly what we wanted elsewhere. Cost of welding, materials, and a little help at the end was 990 bucks. Flex with 500 lbs. is 2". If we get heavier than 400 lbs. on or dinghy, I'd probably add a 1" tube backbone reinforcement just in case. Standpipe is 2.5" solid bar aluminum. Total weight of entire setup is 144 lbs.. Davit position was chosen not only for lifting clearance on port, but to pull up and in on port side dinghy davit (as attached in picture one) when motor is left attached to dinghy on short runs. The crane is easily removable and I'll probably add the same standpipe to starboard for those times when I need a starboard lift. Winch is Fulton 900#, line is 5400 lb. Amsteel.
You did an awesome job!!!
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Speaking of davits I got this cool photo with the gopro with a suction cup mount.
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Pretty cool, Oliver. Pretty cool.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:46 AM   #10
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Some folks with smaller dinks have the pipe crane able to be moved with multiple mounts.

Nice to bring aboard that 125 storm anchor and heavy chain at the twist of a switch.
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