Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-21-2015, 11:56 AM   #1
Guru
 
Heron's Avatar
 
City: Cypress Landing Marina (NC)
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Heron (2)
Vessel Model: '88 Cape Dory 28 Flybridge #115
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,084
Weaver Stand-offs...>>

Does anyone use these stand-offs in conjunction with your Weaver Snap brackets? Seems a good solution rather than have the dinghy flop against your transom.... Planning on installing snap brackets in the spring and curious.....

__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Steve
Heron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 12:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Doug's Avatar
 
City: Victoria, BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Timeless
Vessel Model: CHB 34
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 102
Yes we have them. They work well for us.
__________________

Doug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 01:32 PM   #3
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,854
I wouldn't be without them. Put them to a little opposite angle to each other, and they will also stabilize it horizontally.
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express & Blackfin 25 CC
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
http://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 01:45 PM   #4
Guru
 
healhustler's Avatar
 
City: Longboat Key, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bucky
Vessel Model: Krogen Manatee 36 North Sea
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,181
Cardude....looks like those stand-off brackets would also fit your platform nicely.
__________________
Larry

"I'd rather be happy than dignified".
healhustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 01:54 PM   #5
Guru
 
djmarchand's Avatar
 
City: East Greenwich, RI
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bella
Vessel Model: Mainship Pilot 34
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,883
I had them on my Mainship Pilot 34 with a 9' RIB but stopped using them. The dinghy flips up and rides against the transom rub rail just fine. It totally depends on whether the dinghy hits the transom in a good spot for rub and stability. Mine does.

David
djmarchand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 01:57 PM   #6
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,854
Another reason I like them is that if you locate them carefully, you will still have access from the platform. At floating docks boarding is an easy step over for us.

__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express & Blackfin 25 CC
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
http://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 03:01 PM   #7
Guru
 
Bacchus's Avatar
 
City: Seneca Lake NY
Country: US
Vessel Name: Bacchus
Vessel Model: MS 34 HT Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,411
Heron... I agree with others

On my last boat I used the snap davits and didn't need the stand-offs.
I have a set in hand and planning on installing them this spring on our "new to us" MS.
I installed just the davits to start with but found the standoffs would provide a better set up - similar to Moonstrucks.
__________________
Don
MS 34 HT Trawler
"Bacchus"
Bacchus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 03:04 PM   #8
Guru
 
Heron's Avatar
 
City: Cypress Landing Marina (NC)
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Heron (2)
Vessel Model: '88 Cape Dory 28 Flybridge #115
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,084
Thanks for all the responses guys! I guess I'll install the snap brackets and go from there. I also have some ideas for a homebrew solution..
__________________
Steve
Heron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 03:05 PM   #9
Guru
 
Bacchus's Avatar
 
City: Seneca Lake NY
Country: US
Vessel Name: Bacchus
Vessel Model: MS 34 HT Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,411
Moonstruck....
Great looking boat!
We looked at a 34 Sabre before deciding on our 34 Mainship. The Sabre's are just a very attractive boat IMHO.
__________________
Don
MS 34 HT Trawler
"Bacchus"
Bacchus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 05:26 PM   #10
Guru
 
MurrayM's Avatar
 
City: Kitimat, North Coast BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Badger
Vessel Model: 30' Sundowner Tug
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,329
We have them, with the dinghy's top edge tilted sightly towards the transom. They work as advertised.

Anybody ever wonder how much of an effect it has on fuel consumption? (Imagine a sheet of plywood braced and standing up broad side to the wind in the back of your pickup).
__________________
"The most interesting path between two points is not a straight line" Murray Minchin
MurrayM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 05:38 PM   #11
TF Site Team
 
dwhatty's Avatar
 
City: Home Port: Buck's Harbor, Maine
Country: USA
Vessel Name: "Emily Anne"
Vessel Model: 2001 Island Gypsy 32 Europa (Hull #146)
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,733
Quote:
Originally Posted by MurrayM View Post

Anybody ever wonder how much of an effect it has on fuel consumption? (Imagine a sheet of plywood braced and standing up broad side to the wind in the back of your pickup).
If the pickup was only going 8kts, not much I would think. Now at Moonstruck's top end, warp drive, speed .....
__________________
David Hawkins
Deer Isle, Maine
dwhatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 05:46 PM   #12
Guru
 
MurrayM's Avatar
 
City: Kitimat, North Coast BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Badger
Vessel Model: 30' Sundowner Tug
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,329
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwhatty View Post
If the pickup was only going 8kts, not much I would think. Now at Moonstruck's top end, warp drive, speed .....
Good point...if it was angled just right he might even get lift off
__________________
"The most interesting path between two points is not a straight line" Murray Minchin
MurrayM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 07:06 PM   #13
chc
Senior Member
 
chc's Avatar
 
City: Essex, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Scooter
Vessel Model: 1984 Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 310
We use them on our Californian 34. Weaver makes them in several different lengths (18", 24", 36"). Not positive of those numbers. We mixed them to give us a better mounting angle. Works well for us.
__________________
Scooter
1984 Californian 34 LRC
www.scootersvoyage.blogspot.com
chc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 07:14 PM   #14
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,854
I recommend getting the stand offs that have adjustment. I believe that it is 6 or 8" in that can be adjusted. It will allow some flexibility. Also if you have a hard bottom dinghy, attaching the brackets to the transom and floor gives much more security and rigidity.
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express & Blackfin 25 CC
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
http://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 08:07 PM   #15
Guru
 
ancora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,490
That's where I went wrong. The swim step is so high out of the water we cannot have the dinghy in the brackets and get into it as the pressure is too much to release the snaps. The high cost of extended brackets precludes their purchase for us. All I can do is relocate the dinghy mounts something I am not looking forward to doing.
ancora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 08:15 PM   #16
Guru
 
cardude01's Avatar
 
City: Victoria TX
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bijou
Vessel Model: 2008 Island Packet steadysailer
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,183
Quote:
Originally Posted by healhustler View Post
Cardude....looks like those stand-off brackets would also fit your platform nicely.

I've got some! Craigslist special!!
cardude01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 09:31 PM   #17
Scraping Paint
 
City: -
Country: -
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,748
We use them with our 9' Livingston. We chose a length that tilts the dinghy toward the transom. This means the dinghy pushes against the standoffs and their mounting hardware, not pulls on them. Tilting the dinghy towards the transom also ensures that any water that splashes up into it immediately runs out.

Obviousy, we are the outboard boat in the photo.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	173.5 KB
ID:	37625  
__________________

Marin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012