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Old 01-06-2011, 02:14 PM   #12
Larry M
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City: JAX, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hobo
Vessel Model: Krogen 42-120
Join Date: Nov 2008
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RE: Deck Cranes and Dinghy Davits

We have a Nick Jackson 12 VDC davit.** For the type of cruising we do it works great.* When we bought Hobo, she came with an Avon 13.5 foot RIB with a 50 hp Yamaha that weighed 750lbs.* It was a*little scary when we were raising or lowering it.* We found we towed the dinghy a lot.*

We replaced the Avon with*a 10.5 foot RIB and*a 15 hp 2 stroke.* The combination*weighs a little over 210 lbs with dinghy wheels.* We hoist and secure the dinghy against the rub rail at night for security and to cut down on bottom* growth.* We rarely tow it since the weight is the equivalent of a big guy and we fish a lot.* It is wired into the house bank and we find the power usage minimal.* Marin's concern about raising and lowering from the boat are valid.* As a rule it*is a 2 person job.* With walk around decks we have good control with a tag line.**
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