View Single Post
Old 01-10-2013, 12:36 AM   #22
Chuck Gould
Senior Member
Chuck Gould's Avatar
City: Seattle
Vessel Name: Dear Prudence
Vessel Model: Eagle 40
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 131
Originally Posted by HopCar View Post
Chuck, What's that thing hanging off the swim platform? Some sort of davit?
That's a Roskelley Olsson davit. They are popular in the Pacific NW, and have been sold around the country as well. It is essentially a frame, hinged at the bottom, from which a dinghy hangs off the stern. It is raised and lowered by an electric winch that is mounted to the davit and is cabled to the transom.

The photo was taken on a mooring buoy off Clark Island, (one of the Washington State Parks), and the davit is down because we are off in the dinghy.
Chuck Gould is offline   Reply With Quote