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Old 04-02-2018, 09:21 PM   #21
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I'm going to buy a 40-50ft trawler for liveaboard that can act as a roaming fishing mothership. I currently have a little 14ft CC catamaran skiff (Twin Vee) with a 50hp. It's an awesome 1 man setup (and decent for 2); it handles offshore on calmer days and can float over shallow flats.

I can't really imagine being able to go smaller than that. Claimed dry weight is 650 -- so obviously in the 1000+lb range with motor and basic gear. Curious if it'd be feasible to occasionally davit winch a boat that size onto a 40-50ft Trawler sundeck (or bow)? I imagine it'd be more doable on a 50 than a 40, so that's why I'm asking because if so, I'd be more inclined to buy a trawler on the large end of my size range.
The previous owners of our boat used to carry a 4-person helicopter on the sun deck of our boat. Look in the archives Nader ocean Alexander with help to see a pic.
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The PO of my boat had a 14' Novurania GRP hulled RIB, with Yamaha 50. I think it was about 800#. His davit was 120VAC, which lifted fine but was manual (uncontrolled) rotation. That led to some 'interesting' and at times dangerous wild swings of the RIB.

I could not change his old winch to 230VAC /50Hz. So now I use a Nick Jackson davit rated at 1500#. It has a 12V winch with hydraulic rotation and hydraulic ram lift on the boom also. My current tender is a 14' AB RIB, with aluminium hull and a Honda 40. It weighs a bit less the the old rig. The RIB fits fine on my 50' boat, and the weight is not a problem at all on the 'boat deck' above the salon. With hydraulic rotation it is a safe and easy one person job to launch and retrieve the RIB.
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:39 AM   #23
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The previous owners of our boat used to carry a 4-person helicopter on the sun deck of our boat. Look in the archives Nader ocean Alexander with help to see a pic.
Should have read: look under archives , Ocean Alexander with helo, filed under the ocean Alexander section
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