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Old 07-13-2012
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Dinghy Davit, Arch or not worth it?

Hi All,

I'd like to hear some opinions of the value of a Davit system on the rear of your boats used for cruising, living and blue water passages.

I've been looking at a few boats in the 40-46ft range some of which do not have either an arch or a davit system. Some have mechanisms just for lifting the dinghy motor and some just have arches for mounting solar panels and other instrumentation.

From those that do or do not have any these systems would you do with out or regret not putting one in? If it was going to cost you $4000 or $8000 would you pay your local pipe fitter to make one for you? We are going to be living on board for two years and I'm wondering if it is worth the investment.

Cheers!
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