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Old 11-07-2019, 06:50 PM   #1
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Hello, Iím new to the boating world, just in the process of buying a used motor sailer.
The boat is a 1977 40í Schucker. Big pilot house with lots of room.
My question is about the existing davits on the boat.
I donít see any manufacturer or any other information on the two arms. Probabaly been painted a 1/2 dozen times over the years.
Iím concerned about how much weight I can safely hang on them.
Also, is it a bad thing to leave the outboard attached to the dingy when traveling?
I think I would have a tough time trying to hang a 9 hp engine on to a floating dingy.
Iíve attached a couple pictures of the davits. I donít know how wide the transom is but the boat has a 14í beam.
The RIBís I have been looking at run about 120-140 pounds plus engine and fuel I think the whole set up should be under 300 lbs.
Any opinions will be appreciated
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:57 PM   #2
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By the looks of those davits, your good....by a wide safety margin. Congrats on your new boat
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:05 PM   #3
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If these are metal, including aluminum, and are 5/16” thick or more, I wouldn’t be concerned about 300 lbs. if the attachments to the boat are adequate. They look as hefty as the vessel. Schucker 40...awesome boat.
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