Re: Relocating the crossbar on the davits
Finding no-one who had the larger of the two brackets I wanted welded together, I've gone with the hinged tee plus end caps. Of course, as soon as you step up from a standard size (1") end cap to a less common size (1&1/4), the price goes from $8 to $24. Still, I got what I needed for around $90 total. Now I think I have to cut some of the bar as the hinged tee plus the end cap together are slightly longer than my previous tee.
I've spent a lot of time down where I bought these bits buying additional engine spares, dinghy spares etc etc..
I have learnt that whatever question you ask anyone in Fort Lauderdale, about getting stuff done, the answer is always "it's down behind Lester's",
if West Marine doesn't send you broke, 2nd Avenue behind Lesters will!