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Old 08-10-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Dinghy Crane

Looking for a dinghy crane to lift the dinghy onto the hardtop. Any suggestions as to makes, models, manufacturers?

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Old 08-10-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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We had Nick Jackson Company pipe davit. It worked great.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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We have a Roskelly/Olsson on Mahalo Moi. It has functioned well through the years. I am not familiar with other brands.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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We had Nick Jackson Company pipe davit. It worked great.
We also have a davit from Nick Jackson Co, Redmond, WA. It's the Low Profile, 1000 lb system. I called the company last spring to ask a question and Nick answered he phone. I'd recommend the company.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:40 AM   #5
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ALL cranes are rated for their lift ability in SMOOTH water.

Changing your mind underway about towing a dink , and recovering it in rolly water requires a better rating.
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Only time I've ever towed a dinghy was on charter boats in the BVI. On a short haul it would go in the davits with the motor, longer stretches the motor came off and was mounted seperately.

The Nick Jackson units look good. I've seen several on boats in this area. They have a picture on their web site showing one on the front deck. That would be my first choice rather than all the way up on the hardtop. Need to check if there is a local installer.

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