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Old 03-19-2021, 07:29 AM   #21
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The magic of the Mascot design is that it puts the dinghy comfortably above the swim platform to allow line of sight out of the cockpit, access to the swim platform, and dock access off the swim platform. And unlike a crane that lifts the dinghy onto the boat deck, the Mascot design does not occupy deck space. Win-win.

I would agree that since all boats have subtly different geometries, some engineering is part of the job. Thanks Mascot.
Not sure if you were referring to my post but I may have muddied the waters with photos of my swim platform install. Just tried to note that, for those not wanting a one-off, there are semi-custom options available—like the Dinghy Butler—that will bolt to the transom and carry the dink plenty high. Sorry if I wasn’t clear.
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Old 03-22-2021, 01:42 PM   #22
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Here are some better pictures to illustrate my idea, or rather, the idea I borrowed from others!





We have been actively trying to find SOMEONE who can fashion the davit system that is illustrated here, OR, someone who has some drawings of the actual design. So far, all the fabricators I have approached are not willing to take on the project without design drawings. I only have the same collection of pictures that have been shared here.

We are highly motivated if anyone can point us to a vendor for this particular solution.

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Old 03-22-2021, 03:52 PM   #23
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Dingy davit

I have a similar setup, jgreene69@tampabay.rr.com
I can send you how I did mine (custom built)
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Old 03-22-2021, 05:51 PM   #24
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Weaver Leaver

Have you looked into the weaver leaver? Keep existing brackets and add the Leaver to hold the engine. You will have to rig a pulley system or electric winch to pull the boat up. It’s probably the most inexpensive way to go from what you have now.
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Old 03-22-2021, 07:47 PM   #25
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Have you looked into the weaver leaver? Keep existing brackets and add the Leaver to hold the engine.
Just happened to see this Weaver Leaver today on Craigslist, SE Connecticut

https://newlondon.craigslist.org/sea...eyor-input=all

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Old 03-23-2021, 01:33 AM   #26
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Mainship 390 Dingy Davit advice needed... looking to upgrade from the Weaver Snap Davits to something I can keep the outboard on and store my Mercury 310 RIB and 9.9 Merc 2 stroke horizontally. Looking at the Hurley H20 system or something that lifts it up to the bridge deck height (no idea what brand). I have a 2001, the last year of the aluminum bridgedeck railings. Any thoughts would be appreciated, I'm getting too old to dangle 70 lb motors off the transom!
No, to all the above. Check out Rothskelly davits. The 9.9 o/b can stay attached to the skiff, you can launch in about 30 seconds, and re-attach in about the same, and then simply use a 3 or 4-part tackle to haul it out of the water to get underway. We got rid of the Weaver clips for this and it works so much better.
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Mainship 390 Dingy Davit advice needed... looking to upgrade from the Weaver Snap Davits to something I can keep the outboard on and store my Mercury 310 RIB and 9.9 Merc 2 stroke horizontally. Looking at the Hurley H20 system or something that lifts it up to the bridge deck height (no idea what brand). I have a 2001, the last year of the aluminum bridgedeck railings. Any thoughts would be appreciated, I'm getting too old to dangle 70 lb motors off the transom!
Look at the Rothskelly davit systems. You can pull the dinghy up out of the water with ob attached. It's mounted on the swim step, but can be mounted to allow maneuvering around it, and is very fast and convenient. We replaced our Weaver Snaps, and the GB boom to aft cabin roof cradle, with it and are very pleased. Same size RIB and ob as you are talking about.
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:38 PM   #28
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I have a similar setup, jgreene69@tampabay.rr.com
I can send you how I did mine (custom built)
Email on its way, J. Thank you.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:59 PM   #29
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I found dinghy caddie to work better than the sea wise on my 400. Less attachment points. I have Inmar 11 RIB with console and 20hp. Just under 400 pounds. No problem. Have gone over 1000 miles with it back there. I can also still board swim platform and I leave transom door open all the time. Only issue for 390 is transom door is in the center. 400 door is to stb side.
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These always have to covered or Dink will fill with water
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These always have to covered or Dink will fill with water
No, I put another drain plug in the transom corner near the tube. Just set the chains up for a slight slope aft.
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I installed MarTek Dinghy Davits on my 2008 34 Trawler's upper station and have been very happy with them. It allows us to use the swim platform and also provides shade for sitting on the lower rear deck.
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