vertical storing of a dinghy on swim platform??? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-07-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
faithab is on a distinguished road
vertical storing of a dinghy on swim platform???

Hi, I''ve been researching ways to store a dink (inflatible or Walker Bay) on the swim platform of the Freedom 35 sailboat we will be buying. I''ve seen the Weaver davit system and a rather simple system utilizing U-shaped, pivoting supports from

http://www.allinflatables.com/shopping/custom/davit1package.html

There is also Dinghy-Tow, a way of tilting up the dink so only the bow is towed in the water and the rest of the boat is affixed to the stern rail.

Does anyone know anything about these systems? Any recommendations? Thank you, Faith
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-08-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 13
WHOOSH is on a distinguished road
vertical storing of a dinghy on swim platform???

Faith, Aubrey & Judy Millard have been all over Europe using the Canadian ''backwards'' dinghy towing arrangement and you will find several discussions of this arrangement and how its worked for them among their many reports. To dig into their reports, visit http://searoom.com/veleda/index.html

Jack
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 01-12-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
faithab is on a distinguished road
vertical storing of a dinghy on swim platform???

Hi Jack, Thank you for the tip. I read a few and found no reference to the dingy tow. Should I read every one and look for the refs? Too bad they don''t have a search!!

Faith
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 01-13-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 13
WHOOSH is on a distinguished road
vertical storing of a dinghy on swim platform???

Hi, Faith - and yes, finding things in Aubrey''s writings was much easier 4 or 5 years and many articles ago!

I believe the hook-up that the Millards put on their boat can be seen at www.dinghy-tow.com/ You''ll find pictures and a description of all the positives here, so consider this the sales pitch as well as a tutorial. Some of the downsides are that, when taking a slip, you''ll have to raise the dink vertically...and I''ve seen some pretty hairy events when a squall hits a boat with a dink stored in this fashion. (Keep in mind it''s smaller boats which tend to use this method because they are the ones for which davits and on-deck storage options aren''t possible). As I recall, Aubrey also describes an incident on the North Sea where the system failed in some fashion and led to some exciting moments.

In settled conditions and coastal or interisland sailing, this strikes me as a clever approach for the smaller boat. Just when secure stowage becomes critical - offshore or in tough weather - is IMO where the limitations of this system appear.

Jack
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 01-13-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 388
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Johnrb is on a distinguished road
vertical storing of a dinghy on swim platform???

Faith:

The Millards gave a presentation of their travels at the Toronto boat show two years ago. I do remember Aubrey speaking very favourably about the dinghy towing arrangement - with respect to ease of use, how it handled different weather condidtions and the fact the outboard motor would be out of the water and close to the cockpit (for theft deterence). I don''t recall any specific make though.

If time permits, you could try and contact the Millards through (http://searoom.com/contact.htm) and ask the inquiry be forwarded. I did speak with Aubrey and they both seemed genuinely helpful. It may be a while before you get an answer though as I believe they are presently crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Good luck

John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sailboat swim platform marcliff Gear & Maintenance 11 07-29-2010 10:01 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.