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post #7 of Old 10-28-2012
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Re: DIY Dinghy Lift at Transom Location

Many davits are overly complicated because they try to mount the whole business on a deck flange, instead of allowing the pipes to pass through and be secured inside, like a keel stepped mast. That is how they are on a PDQ 32; very simple, large diameter tubing passes through the transom via a flange and is secured to an inner transom at a second flange.
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A 6:1 tackle with cam cleats is very easy and allows for a rest. The cam cleats are backed up with horn cleats and the dingy triced-up as well.
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Given that you have a monohull, you will need higher davits and thus the pipe will need a higher angle and a bend, but this is one way to keep the fabrication quite simple. And simple is strong.

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