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Old 06-09-2015, 10:16 AM   #49
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City: Port Townsend WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Panope
Vessel Model: Colvin Saugeen Witch, Aluminum
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Originally Posted by manyboats View Post
Pack .. Marty I'm so jealous of your Tinker Belle and having it on davits.

I could do that if I took the dink off every time we came back to the home slip. What a PITA that would be. You must be charged extra moorage for the dink eh?
Eric, I was thinking the same thing about extra moorage fees so I welded up a pivoting davit. My marina charges by the 5 foot increment and with the dinghy pivoted inboard, Panope squeaks in at just under 35 feet. Note that the radar dome is positioned so that it also pivots inboard.

The pivots have UHMW bearings for effortless pivoting. Two drop pins keep it in place while under way. Takes just a few seconds to pivot and a few more to cast off the hoisting line to launch dinghy.

This is all just a variation of the old fashioned ship lifeboat davit. Something similar could be arranged for your Willard if you could stand having a big metal thing grafted on to your otherwise beautifully clutter free boat.

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If I visualize my boat without a mast, I see a trawler.
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