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Old 11-03-2021, 11:51 AM   #68
City: Santa Rosa Beach
Join Date: Nov 2021
Posts: 1
Are you happy with whaler set up?
I am wanting to use stern davits for my whaler but concerned it will put too much strain on stern.

Originally Posted by S41 View Post
We have a Nick Jackson davit on our stern. Electric wench and does a great job. Fast up and down. We carry a 12' Boston Whaler on it with a 40 HP merc. Personally I think the boat (too big for a dinghy) and motor are over kill, but it came with our trawler when we purchased her last summer.

The plus to this davit:
Very strong.
Lifts a heavy load securely and fast
Keeps the dinghy weight off the top of the aft deck cover

Takes up the swim platform with or without the boat on it.
Expensive to buy and mount

My last boat had a 9 ft Livingston Dinghy on a Weaver davit system.
It worked great!
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