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Old 08-17-2014, 07:13 PM   #41
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On the dinghy carried on Kato transom davits. the Monk has a bracket welded to the mast which works well too but I prefer to leave on the dinghy no pic now maybe in a few days.
When I had a Camano as shown below on the ladder to the FB.


What about the saloon door hitting the motor? Or leaving the door open.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:22 PM   #42
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OMG...could it go nuclear if the door hits it!!!!!

Maybe the bilge IS safer!!!!!
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:55 PM   #43
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OMG...could it go nuclear if the door hits it!!!!!

Maybe the bilge IS safer!!!!!
Yea, right.

That is just like my boat and putting the motor there keeps one from opening the door all the way so it can latch. There's nothing dangerous about it, but you might have to hold the door open with a bungee cord.

I considered this and other places in the cockpit but every place in the cockpit was in the way of something. It's a small boat with a small cockpit. My best solution was to carry it up the ladder and store it on the rail as shown in my photo above. The PO had the same solution.
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The door opens 90 degrees, and more, without hitting the motor. To leave the door open I used, as you said, a bungee cord letting it rest against the motor. no problems. In my opinion this was the least obtrusive way to store it.
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The door opens 90 degrees, and more, without hitting the motor. To leave the door open I used, as you said, a bungee cord letting it rest against the motor. no problems. In my opinion this was the least obtrusive way to store it.
That would work.
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On the dink. Both ride nicely on the swim platform, no davits needed.

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On the dink. Both ride nicely on the swim platform, no davits needed.

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What do you do if you have to back into a slip or need to get on and off the boat via the swim platform?
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What do you do if you have to back into a slip or need to get on and off the boat via the swim platform?
Dump it in the water. Has never been a problem yet.
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Dump it in the water. Has never been a problem yet.
Unless we side tie we almost always back into a slip. When towing the dinghy I just move it to the bow , tie it off, and drag it into the slp with us. Then usually tie it tucked in under the bow. Not a problem. Some people think it looks strange a boat backing down a fairway dragging a dinghy. Works for me.
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Unless we side tie we almost always back into a slip. When towing the dinghy I just move it to the bow , tie it off, and drag it into the slp with us. ........
That's fine if you make it on the first try. What if you don't and have to start over?
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That's fine if you make it on the first try. What if you don't and have to start over?

Don is a first try kind of guy.
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I heard that one tea-spoon of gas was equal to one stick of dynamite if it were to explode. Just Sayin !!!
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Don is a first try kind of guy.
Scott, it just wouldn't be proper for me to comment on that.
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We keep ours on the transom of the dinghy which rides on the swim platform via trick davits. It's a big dinghy (11' Caribe) with a heavy 4 stroke (20 hp Suzuki) so it is not easy to manhandle around.

I stored the motor in the lazarette clamped to a stringer for a while, then decided that wasn't the safest option as the genset and its battery are in there as well. Plus, it was a struggle for even me and my two teen sons to get in and out of there. It was nice in that it was out of sight when we left the boat though.

For long open water crossings I've been running a line with a 3x jam block on it from the aft rail of the flybridge down to the motor handle. It takes a lot of pressure off of the davits/swim platform and the dinghy sits there really secure.

Only bad thing is backing into slips. I can't see the dinghy from the FB, so I rely on my crew to tell me how close I am. Well, that and the braille method. It's taking me a while to get them to actually say "two feet from the piling" instead of "you're getting close!"
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Usually if you tie a rubber ducky up pretty tight...it just goes along for the ride and really doesn't change any handling characteristics unless it a big one. so aborted attempts or whatever...it just nudges alongside along for the ride.

It's the situation where inflatables really earn their keep.

Just don't try to get up on plane with it strapped under the bow....
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