inflatable dinghy off foredeck - bridge models

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by domer94, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. domer94

    domer94 Active Member

    208
    May 14, 2017
    norther NJ
    1995 330da
    twin 454 inboard v drives
    so im about to venture into a flybridge boat.... who keeps a tender on the foredeck and launches without a crane of any sort. of course I would be looking at a non-rhib. seems they are light enough to toss over the rail , but how is it getting it back up?
     
  2. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Even with my old 8' with 3.5 hp I could not imaging pulling it up from the water to the bow deck. Even without outboard too.

    MM
     
  3. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Try throwing a 100 pound roll of old carpet off the side and then pull it back up and you will have your answer.

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  4. domer94

    domer94 Active Member

    208
    May 14, 2017
    norther NJ
    1995 330da
    twin 454 inboard v drives
    55-001_medium.jpg
    LOL I like that reference. ive seen many pics of boats with a dinghy lashed upside down on the foredeck.. I figured if that many are doing it , how bad could it be.
     
  5. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Cannot imagine it without a crane. Does this include the motor?
     
  6. domer94

    domer94 Active Member

    208
    May 14, 2017
    norther NJ
    1995 330da
    twin 454 inboard v drives
    no , I would just throw over and then mount the motor from the cockpit
     
  7. bmac

    bmac Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Holbrook, NY
    2006 58 Sedan Bridge, Walker Bay Generation 390 RIB w/40hp Yamaha, 2014 Wellcraft 232 CC w/Yamaha
    MAN 900 CRM
    So, it can be done....when we had our 44DB we carried a Mercury 340 hypalon dink on the bow. IIRC, that dinghy weighed 111 pounds. Getting it off was easy enough for one person. Getting it back on was a 2 person job and not pretty. Basically what we did was pull the bow up to the rail and while holding the bow on both sides pushed the dinghy up and down three or four times, such that the ends of the two tubes would be pushed under water. By the third or fourth iteration the tube buoyancy was enough for the dinghy to get up and be pulled over the rail. I'm sure it looked funny but it was effective. Of course the engine was not mounted. Your mileage may vary.
     
  8. domer94

    domer94 Active Member

    208
    May 14, 2017
    norther NJ
    1995 330da
    twin 454 inboard v drives
    youtube video on everything in the planet EXCEPT for this maneuver!! haha thanks
     
  9. Sublimetime

    Sublimetime Active Member

    698
    Oct 22, 2007
    clifton nj
    420 da
    454
    I did it for two years with a 8'9" inflatable w/ air deck. very easy for 1 to launch, need 2 people to lift back up over the rail of a Silverton 34 convertible...without motor .
     

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