Phil Fill wrote:
About 3 years ago I had the shop make a pipe crane like FF mentioned for a neighbor out of 3SS pipe with an electric winch on it.SS was used instead of aluminum because aluminum tends to bend under weight.We mouned ion the stern deck drilled a hole through the roof and mounted the foot to the stern deck with a 1X 1 plated bolted through the deck.
In April I had the shop make a new aluminum mast and boom to replace the old wood mast.It was built out of 4 thick all aluminum rather than SS because of the upper stays supporting the mast where as the crane had not upper support and the bend/curve is where crane tends to bend.We use the mast boom to lift the dink onto the roof and plan to lift scooters on to the roof.
So what kind and where do you want to install the crane/boom?
well this is why i am asking, really i dont know.
FF/PH do you guys have photos of your crane/boom set-up?
the motor winch can easily be purchased online.
i have seen some on the 34' version of my boat, the mast is on the most forward on the transom deck or the aft of the fb deck.
i could mount it on the aft of the fb deck but not sure if it is sturdy enough?
the aft of my fb has a 1 or 2 ft lip so i could drill a hole for the mast to come through and then secure it on the transom deck, but since the transom saloon door is in this area it would probably be best if the mast/boom setup was detachable, i could probably secure it below deck when not in use. the attached photo has a good view of the aft fb and sliding transom doors.
anyone have schematics?