Stevie....never had a real issue with our mast and boom setup on our Krogen Manatee, but it was simply too hard to control for my wife anything over 100 lbs.. I built my own swinging davit that enables her to manage our dinghy with the motor attached and me in it. The winch is a 900 lb. hand crank but I'll likely change it out for an electric hoist this winter. It is the most important part of our MOB system as well. Cost was 990 bucks.
"When life gets hard, eat marshmallows”.