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Big Dinghy, who has one and how do you hold it

craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Member Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭
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 We are debating on going to something around 10-11' this year (rib bottom) with a big motor (8 - 15hp). I'm a bit nervous about putting this much weight on the swim platform of our 360. And having a system that doesn't take up the whole platform. How have you guys fastened your dinghys and motor without worrying about it while under way?  Picts welcome. 
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    elarson5757elarson5757 Member Posts: 232 ✭✭
    I thought this post was going a whole different direction.  That said I thought I was qualified to respond. 
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I put on a Hurley H3O davit. 9.5AL AB RIB with 9.9hp merc. If you have the room, I highly recommend it. I can load/unload my dinghy single handed even in 2'+ seas. 

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I do have a Trick Davit system for sale in anyone is interested. Used 1 season. Willing to sell it for anything reasonable. About $900 new. Slight mods to it, but basically the same still. 

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    elarson5757elarson5757 Member Posts: 232 ✭✭
    I thought this post was going a whole different direction.  That said I thought I was qualified to respond. 
    I know, I know...I had to be "that guy".  Lol
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    JoeStangJoeStang Member Posts: 1,122 ✭✭✭✭
    I thought this post was going a whole different direction.  That said I thought I was qualified to respond. 
    Aahaha nice
    2013 276 Cuddy ~ 350 MAG / B3
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    wm61356wm61356 Member Posts: 201 ✭✭✭
    Black_Diamond, I have a 10' Raider RIB with a 15 HP mercury outboard. Would the system you are selling work with that set-up? I would be attaching the system to my 320. The boat has a pretty big swim platform.
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    craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Member Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭
    Does the trick system fold away somehow or does it occupy most of the platform?  That hurley system looks slick. Why did you switch?
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Answers to above:

    Trick Davit: 

    The arms do come off easily, just a pin.  You are left with the 'pads' on the platform.  They are rounded, so not a huge toe hazard.  I switched as it was near impossible for me to pull up my dinghy without a second person.  I think the height of the platform off the water for my 342 was a big deal, the other is that the AB dinghy has a deep-V hull, deeper than a fiberglass RIB, it just did not sit right on it either due to that.  The V hull also meant the dinghy had to be at a BIG angle to pull it up.  Just a bad combo for the boat/dinghy.  I think with an airdeck or a more traditional bottom on a RIB it would work fine...and lower to the water!

    Hurley:

    I am positive this would work with the 10' RIB/motor.  Mine is 9.5' and the 9.9 2-stroke.  It is a breeze to launch/retrieve.  They have a worksheet on their site to look at the mounting requirements.  My platform is 34" and works fine plus I still have room to move around the platform with the dinghy on board.  Less wind drag with the dinghy horizontal (over the Weaver type) too.  I keep the outboard on too.  The whole mounting system comes off with (2) pins and you can get (2) plastic pieces to slide over the mounting points to stop a toe stubber too.




    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    MarkBMarkB Member Posts: 3,967 ✭✭✭✭✭
    BD is that your boat?  Looks like it is way down from the dock, is that because of the tide? How do you get down there in low tide?

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That is my boat. Pic was taken at a restaurant dock, several feet down by steps and a floating dock. Lake goes out to Lake Michigan, no tides here!

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    ruwallydogruwallydog Member Posts: 92 ✭✭
    BD, how do you secure the dinghy on the trick Davit when underway? I have the same setup but this will be my first year using it since purchasing two years ago.

    Thanks!
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    partlowrpartlowr Member Posts: 119 ✭✭
    edited April 2016
    That is my boat. Pic was taken at a restaurant dock, several feet down by steps and a floating dock. Lake goes out to Lake Michigan, no tides here!

    Actually the Great Lakes do have high and low tides, twice daily but usually only 5-10cm(2-3 inches) changes depending on the time of the year.

    http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/gltides.html


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    rasburyrasbury Member Posts: 8,282 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I want to come up with something for my 270 but don't have the platform room that your larger boats have...not something I would take all the time, guess I can just hang it off the platform and bring the motor in......hmmm
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I won't argue about 2-3" of 'tide' but the lake rarely have waves smaller than that!

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @BD, I'm not a dinghy guy but I DO like the skier on the 'fridge front. A "few" years back I was on the ski patrol both in Canada and Austria. I saw some nice powder back in the day and looking back had a few calls closer that they should have been...ahhhh youth - sometimes it's better not to know how close we came!
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    craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Member Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭
    BD check your inbox about the Trick System.
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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sent you a note Craig. 

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Member Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭
    BD I sent you another note the other day. Check your inbox when you can. 
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