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Old 01-06-2011, 05:54 AM   #1
Alfton
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City: Kemah, Texas
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Traveling Star
Vessel Model: Pilgrim 40
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 164
Deck Cranes and Dinghy Davits

I own Pilgrim 40 hull #18 and as best I can tell it never carried a dinghy on what we would call down here the Texas Deck.* I have no signs of davits ever being installed.* I originally had planned to replace my existing mast with a sailboat mast and boom and handle the dink from the Texas Deck to the water using a self tailing winch, line and multiple blocks.* An additional benefit of that would be that I could also install a steadying sail.* After studying all the photographs of other Pilgrims I realized that my boat lacks the overhead beam to carry the weight of a dink and motor on the mast.* Although my boat is a Project boat I have no desire to tear into the overhead and redesign the existing boat.* I am a trawler newbie coming from a strong background in sailing.*


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*I am planning to use a 9-0 RIB with a 4 or 9.9 hp engine as my dinghy


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Those of you who use a davit or deck crane to raise a dinghy out of the water and up on to a higher deck


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Questions:


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Which is better, 12 volt or 120 volt?


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Those of you that are using a deck crane, is it manual tilt?
Do you have any problems with it?
Is it 12 volt or 120 volt?


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Do you have any Dos / Donts or recommendations on deck cranes or dinghy davits?


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John Allison
Pilgrim 40 Hull #18
Kemah, Texas
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