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Old 06-29-2014, 10:06 AM   #21
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I recently got a 2-stroke 15HP motor that's screaming for a RIB. If I upgrade to a RIB, I'll need a davit system. I like the way Moonstruck's system protects the tubes but the price is steep. I also like the Dingy Caddy that Portuguese linked, but am concerned about the wear on the tube against the arc of the davit.

I'm starting to explore a webbed system to cradle the dink like this sling, but doubt it's strong enough for a RIB.

davits, davit systems for inflatable boats

FWIW, we have the original Trillogy system with a manual winch; see here (with some additional scenery -- manual wench? -- standing next to it): JATCO Marine Products - Online Catalog

When we changed recently from the 46-lb motor to the 106-lb motor... I didn't even notice any difference in loading.

Our swim platform is designed for no more than 500-lbs live weight, but that's sufficient for our 241-lb dry weight dinghy/engine. Still, we installed additional braces from cantilevered mount down to the transom, below the waterline, for additional reserve capacity. See HD-600.

There are pros and cons with this kind of transom mount. Following seas. Back wake, when we come off plane. Crossed stern lines sometimes an issue. Port side loading (in our case; that's user choose-able) means we're sometimes blocked from loading/unloading when in a slip.

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Old 06-29-2014, 12:09 PM   #22
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Swim Step dinghy mount

We have had our 100# RIB on Weaver davits WITH the 10hp four strike outboard for at least 25,000 miles with no problems. We leave the motor attached to the dinghy, but it can only be turned up on the one side; some motors are different. We use a small line looped over the handle to keep the motor from swinging, and it has to be in neutral or it will swing up. Disconnect gas. We pull it up with a pulley hooked on the end of the boom. It uses the glue on pad for the forward connection and the Weaver arc bracket to hook on the transom. This is the best and one of the ugliest ways to use a dinghy on a trawler, but by far the easiest to deploy.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:24 PM   #23
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Hello All,

My Dad is selling his 10' Avon hard bottom Dinghy, Weaver Leaver set up and 2007 Yamaha 2 stroke 15hp for $2,800 all in. (he purchased a Boston Whaler) Located in La Conner, WA. This is not junk, everything is in excellent condition. If anyone is interested, let me know. I'll also set something up in the classified section.

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Old 06-29-2014, 12:37 PM   #24
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[QUOTE=jjanac This is the best and one of the ugliest ways to use a dinghy on a trawler, but by far the easiest to deploy.[/QUOTE]

So true. It pains me to swing the dinghy up on Moonstruck's pretty stern. It ruins the lines and covers the name lettering. However, a good dinghy is worth that much to me. It is just hard to cruise without one. We use our RIB with 15hp engine like a runabout. It will really cover some ground.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:40 PM   #25
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Hello All,

My Dad is selling his 10' Avon hard bottom Dinghy, Weaver Leaver set up and 2007 Yamaha 2 stroke 15hp for $2,800 all in. (he purchased a Boston Whaler) Located in La Conner, WA. This is not junk, everything is in excellent condition. If anyone is interested, let me know. I'll also set something up in the classified section.

That looks like a very good deal. The Weaver Lever and transom are are about $700.00.
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Hello All,

My Dad is selling his 10' Avon hard bottom Dinghy, Weaver Leaver set up and 2007 Yamaha 2 stroke 15hp for $2,800 all in. (he purchased a Boston Whaler) Located in La Conner, WA. This is not junk, everything is in excellent condition. If anyone is interested, let me know. I'll also set something up in the classified section.

Pm sent re: lever and arc.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:50 PM   #27
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I'm pretty satisfied with the plain-Jane Weaver. I anticipated that the alignment of the inflatable with the female (swim platform) would be troublesome - not so - if you mount them correctly. In my case, it took the better part of a morning to get that right. I used the Weaver adhesive and ignored the part about low humidity and get far away from the water (I'm in south Louisiana, ain't happening) and 2years later, everything is fine. Still need to (I guess) paint the vessel name on the bottom of the dink. The qualifier here is that the dink is 10.5 feet and we pull the motor before hauling the inflatable to the stowed position.
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The photo is my buddies Camano Troll with Weaver davits. We have the same dinghy. Are the stand-offs necessary?
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I bought the standoff and later discovered I really did not need it. The dink rides slightly over-center and I installed foam chafing guards where it snugs up against the rail stanchions. Depends entirely on how the boat stern (transom) and swim platform are configured.
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I e-mailed the Craig's List guy with the Weaver davits and still waiting for a reply.
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