Daysailor wannabe cruiser
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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Outboard lift davit for dinghy motor on 27' cal
I recently picked up a 6hp tohatsu and I want to use it on an inflatable dinghy for my cal 27. This thing weighs about 55 pounds and I was wondering if someone has a practical DIY lifting davit, hoist or crane. I,ve seen some pre made stuff online for about $500 and didn't want to spend near that. I've got lots of spare tackle to make an easy 3/1 purchase for lifting the motor onto the stern rail mount and lowering to the water, but don't want to reinvent the wheel if someone has come up with something easy.
Any suggestions are welcome. Also I'll trade this thing for the nissan 3.5 two-stroke I used to have!!!