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Old 04-02-2015, 01:13 AM   #1
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Outboard engine lifting suggestion

on my 1980 Hatteras 37 Convertible my dinghy is secured with Weaver brackets and slip on brackets on the swim platform. i really like it as it is easy to secure and lift the dinghy on its side and secure quickly.

my 8HP Mercury outboard is secured on the swim platform as per attached photo. to prevent damaging my back further i am looking for an easier way of managing this instead of manhandling it. i looked at Garhauer lifting davit Garhauer Marine Hardware -10355047
and am looking for other suggestions.

i do not want to install davits to lift the dinghy together with the outboard as my dinghy securing arrangement is great.

any suggestions and experiences are welcome.
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:38 AM   #2
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We have used this mount on our 9' Livingston for 16 years now with complete success. It is supposed to be good for motors up to 9.9 hp.The motor is manually rotated. There is a simple lock that can secure the motor at vertical, 45 degree, and 90 degree positions.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-02-2015, 09:54 AM   #3
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I might have a Forespar Motormate available...
I'll check later today. Email me at
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:07 AM   #4
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I used to have a Forespar O/B motor davit. I depends on having a stern rail to mount it too. From your picture it doesn't look like you have a stern rail. I think that the Garhauer davit works the same way.

I would look hard at the swivel bracket.

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Old 04-05-2015, 12:29 PM   #5
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I have a Garhauer. I like it. It swivels 360 degrees and has a great purchase. My engine is 75# and I have no problem. Plus Garhaurer is a life time guarantee.
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:38 PM   #6
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Thanks Chester613, I am leaning towards it. I had their boomvang on my sailboat and it was solidly made and very functional. Is your 26 or 34 inches outreach? Where do you have it fitted? Would you have the photo of it, just for an idea on how to fit it onto my swim platform. I intend on keeping my outboard continuously suspended on it instead of the above pictured arrangement I currently have.
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