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Old 09-20-2015, 04:52 PM   #1
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Given a 50-footish trawler (such as an N47 or KK48 for example) and a 12' center-console RIB, where would be the best place to carry the RIB? Top of the aft deck? Davits off the transom? From the swim platform?

Yeah, I know "it depends", but I thought I'd ask the question in a general way to get more varied input.
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Old 09-20-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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Wish I had all those options! Takes a lot of expensive hardware to store on deck. With only 28' to work with it's the swim platform for me. I must admit, this is a very convenient and affordable way to handle the dink..



I pull it all the way up when traveling..

My wife loves the stability of boarding/disembarking.
That, in itself, is worth a lot..

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Old 09-20-2015, 05:19 PM   #3
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Mine is 11.5 and takes a bit of work to make it fit on the aft deck of the FB. Definitely would not like to deploy or recover it in bad weather but that's the only place that it would work, mostly cuz of the weight.
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We carry ours on the boat deck. We do not use the factory mast and boom but a Nick Jackson davit. We had a 750 lb, 13.5 foot, center console, Avon rib. Swinging that out over the side was an experience.

We now have a 10.5 foot rib that weighs about 175 lb. On the boat deck it's out of the way (we fish).
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Old 09-20-2015, 05:45 PM   #5
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We carry ours on the boat deck.

We now have a 10.5 foot rib that weighs about 175 lb. On the boat deck it's out of the way (we fish).
Perfect!
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:19 PM   #6
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Given a 50-footish trawler (such as an N47 or KK48 for example) and a 12' center-console RIB, where would be the best place to carry the RIB? Top of the aft deck? Davits off the transom? From the swim platform?

Yeah, I know "it depends", but I thought I'd ask the question in a general way to get more varied input.
Carry ours on the fordeck.
I can see it. Easy to load, clean, service.
Wouldn't put it any where else.
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:49 PM   #7
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I will have the same set up as Heron before summer which is just around the corner here .My problem will be where to store a 8hp Yamaha outboard
Simple solution may be get a smaller motor but 8hp on a 10' rubber ducky is fun
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:54 PM   #8
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I will have the same set up as Heron before summer which is just around the corner here .My problem will be where to store a 8hp Yamaha outboard
Simple solution may be get a smaller motor but 8hp on a 10' rubber ducky is fun
I had that sane problem and designed this bracket. May or may not work for your set-up! My 27lb 2 hp is pretty easy to lug around..



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Thanks that looks neat but I don't think the wife can lift the Yammy over the stern either its too heavy or she is too old


Nice boat
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:03 PM   #10
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Thanks that looks neat but I don't think the wife can lift the Yammy over the stern either its too heavy or she is too old


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Thanks! You might need one of those small Forespar cranes....If I had anything bigger than 2hp I'd need to use the one that came on the boat!
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:33 PM   #11
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I have a davit and chocks on the bow for a 10' Avon and 9.9 four stroke.

For some reason the previous owner also had weaver davits on the swim platform, damn things. I don't know how many times people, including myself, have painfully stubbed toes on those things.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:40 PM   #12
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Nick Jackson stern davit. Allows single handed, easy, safe launch of a heavy center console dink (per OP specification) in a narrow slip with boats on either side. Not a fan of side launching heavy dinks from the roof, particularly in rough water.




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For the OP's 50 footer and 12'RIB, Weaver or Seawise davits are out. I bought my 12' Caribe, with a Honda 40, from a guy who tipped it up on his swimgrid. The fibreglass parts of the Caribe were never designed to support the loading of a heavy dinghy on the small mounts presented by the Weaver or Seawise systems, and a lot of cracking and repairing has been done as a result. I lift on stern davits. With the engine on one davit the load is about 500 lb. With a full tank of fuel the load on the other davit is about 250 lb.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:23 PM   #14
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We carry ours on the boat deck. We do not use the factory mast and boom but a Nick Jackson davit. We had a 750 lb, 13.5 foot, center console, Avon rib. Swinging that out over the side was an experience.

We now have a 10.5 foot rib that weighs about 175 lb. On the boat deck it's out of the way (we fish).
Have the same Nick Jackson davit with a 12' RIB with 15HP 4 stroke.

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Old 09-21-2015, 06:21 AM   #15
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:22 AM   #16
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Lester Davits out of Tampa mounted on the stern and are keyfob or switch activated. Easily lifts 10' dinghy with 15hp four stroke. We use it much more now due to ease of operation.
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We keep ours on the boat deck. It's a 13' Highfield, raised by a Bowmar davit. Launching is no problem. Loading in wind can be a handful for one person, but manageable.
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:52 AM   #18
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I just tuck my 12'/20HP RIB athwartships under the wannabe windows


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Old 09-21-2015, 11:23 AM   #19
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We have a boat deck with a 750 lb crane (Factory Bayliner )

Here's a couple of photos of me unloading our very heavy center console Zodiac by myself. Its a 5 minute job, up or down
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:36 AM   #20
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My boat has a davit on the bow that used to lift a 10' Avon. When in the slip, you can't launch the dinghy! Even if you're stern in! One of the favorite past times in our marina is going to dinner in the dinghy but we would have to untie the boat and move out of the slip to launch. A bow mounted dinghy is very limited as to where you can launch it. Conclusion: We sold it!

P.S. The dinghy in the photo is not ours...it's a neighbor's that is hard to launch from his boat too!
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