Originally Posted by dhays
Are the transom mounts Seawise as well as the hoist or are the transom mounts Weaver? I guess I need to know if the Weaver clips will engage the transom mounts by Seawise.
I have had both Weaver and Seawise dinghy hardware. There is a huge difference in them, judging only from those two, which admittedly were for different loads.
When I bought Retreat, I no longer needed the weaver system, so I sold the dinghy side clips. When I upsized my dinghy to a 12, from a 10, the dinghy came with Seawise, which I removed and gave away.
The Weavers had a hypalon pad that glued to the hypalon tubes and was an effective mounting system, considering the weight of the Achilles 10 soft bottom inflatable with its 15hp 2 stroke.
The Seawise clips were bolted to the floor (front) and to the engine well coaming, but were still not adequate for the load of the Caribe 12 with its 40hp 4 stroke.
The method of mating the dinghy side to the big boat side is different, and requires either the big boat side to adjust to the height of the dinghy side or vice versa.
I think you are on for the purchase of a matched set from either Weaver or Seawise, unless you get lucky on Craigslist.