Re: Dinghy Davit, Arch or not worth it?
I took a look at installing an arch on my boat, and took the time to look at several boats like ours that had installed arches. We opted for a davit system instead. The arch was a lot of money and we just didn't care for the look. A good davit system took care of what we needed for about a third of the price.
There are several good davit systems out there, which keeps the price down. We went with the Garhauer Marine system, and are really glad we have it. We also kept the weight down with our dinghy and motor choices, so I'll be installing a couple of solar panels on the davits.