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Old 12-01-2018, 03:41 PM   #1
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Olsson RS-8 Davit Installed

Hi All,

I thought I'd share photos of my new davit system. My boat is a 39' Bayliner, model 3988. The Davit System is an Olsson RS-8.

I have struggled with finding a good system for my Inmar 320R dinghy ( It's 410 lbs. On the Bayliner 3870 I used to own I built my own system which I documented in another thread on another forum if you're interested: (, but it was a pain in the butt to use. I installed the same system on the 3988, but without another guy on board to help me, it was just too much for me and the wife to handle: hence the Olsson.

This is not a cheap solution, but I hope it's the one that will be best for us. All in the cost of the davit and installation service was just under $10k. I used SunCoast Inflatables in FL for the purchase/installation. Great guys to work with.

I post this in case other owners had the same concerns that I did regarding the 3988 swim step's strength/ability to handle this kind of davit system.


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Old 08-19-2019, 05:20 PM   #2
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Still Happy with the Olsson RS-8?

Just got a quote for putting this on our Gulfstar 44--still happy with yours?

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Old 08-19-2019, 06:17 PM   #3
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Wow, $10K for the system. How much was the davit and how much was install, if you donít mind telling?
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10 Boat Dollars! Holy....
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