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Old 08-30-2010, 06:34 PM   #1
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Cover for Dink

We keep our inflatable hypalon dink on Weaver Snap Davits in the water off the swim platform and I need to get a cover to keep water out. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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RE: Cover for Dink

Never had much luck with covers for dinks stored in the water. PITA's and don't work well. I just rigged up a bilge pump/switch combo mounted on a piece of 1/8 acrylic with a small 12V dry cell battery from EPO in our area. It's the kind of battery used in alarm systems and the like. You have to bring it in once a month or so and put it on a little charger purchased at the same time. I think I put the entire system together for $75 or so.

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Old 09-01-2010, 10:04 AM   #3
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RE: Cover for Dink

Mine is also on davits but I simply keep the plug out until it goes into the water.

If you wanted to run a bilge pump you could wire up a 12v outlet on the transom and power the bilge pump that way rather than add a battery.
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