Davit Reality

Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by sarbog, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. midexp

    midexp Active Member

    Oct 5, 2016
    Harrison Township, Michigan Lake St.Clair
    1999 40' Sundancer
    454 merc
    I'd be nervous about my dink hanging off the swim platform that much, especially in rough seas. Ever concerned?
  2. Phasma

    Phasma Phasma2128 PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    Never an issue. The Hurley straps keep it tight to the Davit. I’ve had it in 4-5 footers with no issue. I did have a single trailing wave one time the pushed the dinghy out of the cradle but never off completely
  3. icsdoug

    icsdoug New Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 28, 2017
    Boca Raton, FL
    2012 SeaRay 470
    QSM Zeus Pods
    Would you share the make/model of the worm gear winch you used?
    Thx, Doug
  4. Jimmy Buoy

    Jimmy Buoy Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2008
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    340 Amberjack
    twin 8.1S 370 Hp + 4.5 Westerbeke Genset
    On my setup I decided to get a small "block and tackle" pulley setup with a lock cam. I attach a clip to the dinghy and then with one hand I can pull the relatively thin nylon line with one hand bit by bit. The cam keeps the line from reversing and dropping the dinghy back in and gives me plenty of time to adjust as need be before pulling it into position. The other end of the pulley setup is clipped to a stainless rail in the cockpit. Very easy to use and the pulleys allow you to quadruple your pulling force.
  5. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    This is the one I use (probably the same one)
  6. rmlsll

    rmlsll Active Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Saugatuck MI / Cape Coral FL
    340 Sundancer 2004 /
    240 Sundeck 2007 /
    10' Zodiac
    Twin 8.1 merc,. V-Drive /
    5.0 merc., bravo 3
    I think I got it from McMaster Carr
    Precise-Positioning Hand Winches for Wire Rope—For Horizontal Pulling
    These winches move loads more gradually than standard hand winches. They take longer to wind but require less effort.

    For wire rope, see Wire Rope with Hook for Winches.

    Note: Capacity is highest for the first layer of rope (at least five wraps of rope on the winch) and decreases as each additional layer of rope is wound on the winch.

    Cap., lbs. Fully Wound
    Cap., lbs. For Max.
    Rope Lg., ft. For Rope
    Dia. Base
    Lg. Base
    Wd. O'all
    Lg. O'all
    Wd. O'all
    Ht. Handle
    Lg. Material Gear Speed
    Ratio Each
    1,500 725 43 1/4" 5 1/2" 4 3/4" 6 3/4" 6" 6 1/2" 8" Steel 30:1 3205T611 $83.47
    2,000 900 59 1/4" 5 1/2" 4 3/4" 7 1/2" 6" 6 1/2" 8" Steel 40.1:1 3205T621 91.15
  7. Blue Chip

    Blue Chip Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 9, 2019
    New Smyrna Beach, FL
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 420
    "Day Five"
    6CTA 8.3M 3
    Those look more 'home made' than the extension offered by Hurley - Its a big pill to swallow to get the ones offered by Hurley - it's an additional $1500... not even sure if I need them for my 420 - but the idea of not being able to walk past the dink on the platform isn't appealing to me.

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