Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
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Yep, I've got a 2007 Gemini 105Mc -
Dinghy's should not be carried on the davits for ocean sailing, period.
The standard davits are built by Kato, no arguing the quality, it's the concept.
A) it's 150 pounds where it shouldn't be, and B) it's dumb
Mine slams in Chesapeake chop unless I strap the hell out of it - which raises the pressure on the davits; which are only rated at 300 pounds. I also have the rear hammock seat which makes them more robust.
Slapdash broke her davits somewhere in the pacific carrying the dinghy. A simple weld job fixed it, a resolution to not carry the dinghy there fixed the problem.
Lessons learned are opportunities earned.