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Davits - which one would you recommend?

Hi All!

So its time to install davits...been waiting long enough and hoisting the dink via the gennaker halyard has become a pain in the behind. So I've been evaluating several sets of Davits. With spring sales in effect, a set I've had my eyes on just become a pretty good deal. are my candidates. Which would you choose and why?

Kingston Anchors Removable Davits:
Price: $999 + shipping + handling ($1100 total)
Product info Here:

Forespar Nova Davit Lifts
$1400 all said and done (I have lots of gift certs to use out at a retailer of these davits)
Product info HERE:I cant tell if these include backing plates...suspect they do.

Garhaur Davits
Product info HERE:
$1150 (or so) all said and done direct from Garhauer - and they've offered to extend them/make them longer if I so wish for free. Thinking of getting the DD6.1

I'm leaning towards the Garhauer simply because I like the way they've treated me and my inquiries to date.

And before we go there...yes, I've contempated a full arch, but I'm already squatting on the stern a bit and the weight of an aluminum (cant afford stainless steel) would be over the top. I'd practically be doing keel wheelies...not to mention the expense of a full arch is out of reach.
S/V Jendai
Beneteau 343

Last edited by night0wl; 04-19-2011 at 01:13 PM.
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