Originally Posted by JohnO
That's a sharp boat Steve!
I like the idea of installing myself although I have to figure out the swim platform. Teak platform (not FG) ...
I'm thinking it is probably not deep enough to manage the davit, ladder and people. Also worried about support.
BTW, what kind of carpet material do you have on your back deck and does it hold up in the weather?
Beautiful boat! That does look narrower than mine, and definitely not as structural. I don't know what the loads are, but having all the stainless steel from the davit + the 200-300 pounds of the dinghy and motor isn't insignificant.
The carpet is a marine carpet, I forget the manufacturer, and it's been outside for about 2 years, maybe a little longer. It has been flawless so far. There are two spots where the flybridge drains onto it, and it tends to capture the crap that birds leave up there and other junk, so that becomes hard to clean, but the rest is awesome.
I hate and love the black color - it sure makes it quick to dry in the sun, even in the winter. Then you just vacuum it! But it also gets hot (hah did I already say that) in the summer to the point where you can't walk on it in bare feet, and it heats my master berth up below!
I've looked at other alternatives including the fake teak stuff (way too expensive for the time it lasts) and a few other things, but I think I may replace it either when it starts to wear, or if I want to reduce the heat, with a mat product like Corinthian (https://corinthianmarine.com/aquamat/
) which could be cut to match all the curves.