Davits on centaur.

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Davits on centaur.

Post by Stephen » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:41 pm

Hi I am totally new to both Westerly's and boat-owning. Wanting to keep my boat on the water this winter to give me time to get used to engine handling in the river over the winter I thought that a Marina would both satisfy the insurance company and make getting on and off the boat easier.
Well, I soon realised that I may have been right on these two counts but that actually getting in and out of the Marina to go and practice on the river was more difficult than what I wanted to practice and if I could manage the Marina I wouldn't need to practice on the river. HMM.

If I am to go to a swinging mooring in April there seem to be a great deal of logistic problems about what to do with tenders and that trying to decide how to handle the position in the spring I am wondering whether the flexibility afforded by davits may make life potentially simpler. I should say I have a GRP tender and an inflatable which both a suitable length for stern mounted davits but as yet no outboard.

Is there anyone out there who has strong thoughts one way or the other about.

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Re: Davits on centaur.

Post by Uncle Albert » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:19 pm

With a rubber I have done it this way which works ok as long as it is clear of the exhaust.

The dinghy is supported by ropes going around the dinghy hull and suspended from the pushpit rail. Picture would be good here if only I could!!! (struggling to understand how to up load photos as mine all seem to be multi megs and too big to pass muster, I could e mail you if you want. please pm me if so)

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Post by smudger » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:44 pm

Hi , best thing i did on my centaur was fit davits,because of lack of space on the transom i had a stainless steel fabricator to extend them a tad so they would extend over the pushpit rail and mounted them on the back end of the cockpit seats!

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Post by philipstevens » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:46 pm

Uncle Albert wrote:Picture would be good here if only I could!!! (struggling to understand how to up load photos as mine all seem to be multi megs and too big to pass muster, I could e mail you if you want. please pm me if so)

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To reduce the size of photos, go to http://www.webresizer.com where - for free! - you can downsize them, and they get sharpened at the same time.

Attaching them is from the "Upload attachment".
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Post by Uncle Albert » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:20 am

And here is the Photo, Many thanks to moderator for guidance re photos
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Re: Davits on centaur.

Post by smudger » Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:05 pm

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Hi,if you have a gas cylinder under the port side you may have to move things around a bit :D

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