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Old 11-03-2021, 11:51 AM   #68
PiperG
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City: Santa Rosa Beach
Join Date: Nov 2021
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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.

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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

Disadvantages:
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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