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Dinghy sling.

IanIan Member Posts: 2,806 ✭✭✭✭
Greetings. Having purchased a preloved 9’ RIB recently to zip to local spots without taking the big boat and to commute to share when anchored, I am looking at options without a full on davit system. Why - because I would have to pull up the stick down MarineMat on the swim platform and have remade to suit, I have no davit points on it and I haven’t seen anything suitable to mount on the edge of the platform vs the top.

The Admiral found this which looks like a good idea and wondering if anyone has used or seen them and has some feedback.

http://www.harbormenmarine.com/index.htm

Regards,

Ian

The Third “B”

Secretary, Ravena Coeymans Yacht Club

https://www.rcyachtclub.com/

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    YYZRCYYZRC Member Posts: 4,995 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I assume with a 9’ dinghy your plan is to leave the motor installed when transporting?

    I am very happy with my solution but it took a bit of rigging. 

    2008 350 EC on Georgian Bay
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    IanIan Member Posts: 2,806 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks @YYZRC, I like what you have done and am open to either engine on or off although your method lends itself to leaving the engine on. Only problem I see for me is I don’t have an enclosed platform like you do, mine is open so I don’t have the box to bolt through to.

    Regards,

    Ian

    The Third “B”

    Secretary, Ravena Coeymans Yacht Club

    https://www.rcyachtclub.com/

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    YYZRCYYZRC Member Posts: 4,995 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I wish my platform wasn’t open for this reason. I would have cut square holes in the edge and ground the aluminum flush with the edge of the platform and the bolted through the platform. I did this on my old boat and covered the screw heads with the seadek. 
    2008 350 EC on Georgian Bay
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    IanIan Member Posts: 2,806 ✭✭✭✭
    Yeah I agree that would be better although couldn’t you cut square ones in the end and push through and secure from the bottom? However I’d still not avoid the same problem - have to fix/do something with the MarineMat.

    Regards,

    Ian

    The Third “B”

    Secretary, Ravena Coeymans Yacht Club

    https://www.rcyachtclub.com/

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    YYZRCYYZRC Member Posts: 4,995 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2020
    icoultha said:
    Yeah I agree that would be better although couldn’t you cut square ones in the end and push through and secure from the bottom?
    If I did that, I would have water flowing into the bilge through the receiver and I wouldn't be able to pin the extension in the receiver.
    2008 350 EC on Georgian Bay
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    YYZRCYYZRC Member Posts: 4,995 ✭✭✭✭✭
    For $300 it's worth a shot, but it looks cumbersome to retrieve the dinghy.  Any other dinghy solution is $1000+
    2008 350 EC on Georgian Bay
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    IanIan Member Posts: 2,806 ✭✭✭✭
    YYZRC said:
    icoultha said:
    Yeah I agree that would be better although couldn’t you cut square ones in the end and push through and secure from the bottom?
    If I did that, I would have water flowing into the bilge through the receiver and I wouldn't be able to pin the extension in the receiver.
    Ahh, I was thinking this was a closed box.

    Regards,

    Ian

    The Third “B”

    Secretary, Ravena Coeymans Yacht Club

    https://www.rcyachtclub.com/

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    IanIan Member Posts: 2,806 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2020
    YYZRC said:
    For $300 it's worth a shot, but it looks cumbersome to retrieve the dinghy.  Any other dinghy solution is $1000+
    The company is outside Boston so my next visit that way - may be closer to the Cape - I can call by and have a look. Worth a look for the price.

    Regards,

    Ian

    The Third “B”

    Secretary, Ravena Coeymans Yacht Club

    https://www.rcyachtclub.com/

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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If your RIB uses a 4-stroke outboard, you can only lay it one one side or oil will fill the cylinder(s) and presto damage. 😬. My 9.9 2-stroke weighs in at 65# and trying to remove/install while in the water is just not doable. The newer 9.9/15 hp come in near 100#. You can get a rotating engine mount from Weaver davits to solve the 4-stroke issue. 

    It can be REALLY difficult to pull up a RIB on edge. Just personal experience. That was just a 95# RIB less engine. I went with the Hurley H3o.  You could just cut the marine mat to fit in the davit.  No need to take a big piece out. I tried the ‘save money’ route for a davit system and wasted probably $1k in the process. 🙄

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    YYZRCYYZRC Member Posts: 4,995 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If your RIB uses a 4-stroke outboard, you can only lay it one one side or oil will fill the cylinder(s) and presto damage. 😬. My 9.9 2-stroke weighs in at 65# and trying to remove/install while in the water is just not doable. The newer 9.9/15 hp come in near 100#. You can get a rotating engine mount from Weaver davits to solve the 4-stroke issue. 

    It can be REALLY difficult to pull up a RIB on edge. Just personal experience. That was just a 95# RIB less engine. I went with the Hurley H3o.  You could just cut the marine mat to fit in the davit.  No need to take a big piece out. I tried the ‘save money’ route for a davit system and wasted probably $1k in the process. 🙄
    The Weaver rotating mount solves the oil seepage issue for 4 strokes but I'd like to meet the person who can pull up a 95 pound motor plus a 100+ pound dinghy to 90 degrees!!
    2008 350 EC on Georgian Bay
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    IanIan Member Posts: 2,806 ✭✭✭✭
    @Black_Diamond my 8HP is around 70lb and I have taken it off and on a few times from the dock and another guy’s 9.9, it’s not that bad. Also aware it can only lay on one side (port in this case) but I also wouldn’t want it hanging on the RIB anyway if I rotated it up vertical. I’m reluctant to cut into the MarineMat as it has that made to fit and finished look.

    I’ll look at the Hurley though.

    Regards,

    Ian

    The Third “B”

    Secretary, Ravena Coeymans Yacht Club

    https://www.rcyachtclub.com/

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