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Old 06-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #4
Chrisjs
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We launch a RIB with a 40HP Honda (est. 500-600lbs) from our "boat" deck using a boom winch. Would prefer to either/or have a lighter dinghy, a crane (vs a boom winch) or preferably a totally different approach. When the wind is honking or the sea is bubbling or some other boat wakes us, it can be very scary!!! Given a redo I would opt for any way that does not require launching a heavy boat from 20ft up in the air!! If you can possibly set up davits off the stern it would be much preferred and would probably mean that you end up using your dinghy more frequently. Certainly there will be less stress!!!
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