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nautisailor 07-29-2012 01:41 PM

Canoe stern dingy davits
Can anyone give me a suggestion as to what the best brand of dingy davits is for a canoe stern? I have a nauticat 33. Thanks in advance.:)

Minnewaska 07-29-2012 02:26 PM

Re: Canoe stern dingy davits
Standard Kato or Garhauer folding lawn chair davits will do. Won't look great.

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nautisailor 07-30-2012 01:59 AM

Re: Canoe stern dingy davits
Thank you. Im looking at kato I was hoping there was one i didnt have to fend off the stern while raising and had more eye appeal.

Minnewaska 07-30-2012 05:19 AM

Re: Canoe stern dingy davits
I have them having off the stern, but let's admit, no dinghy looks good on the back of a sailboat. They're just practical.

Unless you install something that has a long arm, and therefore a lot of undesired leverage, fending is a part of raising and lower most dinks. Kato does make a set of boxed aluminum davits that look much nicer that SS pipe.

christyleigh 07-30-2012 09:17 AM

Re: Canoe stern dingy davits
The davits came with the boat and goes back 2 owners to the original in '99 so I have no idea who made them. The pictures are just for ideas. And yes, they are ugly and add 5' to LOA. I have a 43' slip and I use the whole thing between the sprit and davits/dingy.

Here's a shot of the thru-hull connection to the aft berth while I was making some mods -

nautisailor 07-31-2012 03:45 PM

Re: Canoe stern dingy davits
Thank you for your help. I just ordered a set of kato davits looks like they will work fine and made for nc33 stern

bobperry 07-31-2012 03:49 PM

Re: Canoe stern dingy davits
I don't think those davits are ugly. Well, no uglier than most anyway. I don't think the eye processes the davits as an aesthetic element.

remetau 07-31-2012 04:45 PM

Re: Canoe stern dingy davits
We have Kato on our canoe stern.

smallboatlover 07-31-2012 08:48 PM

Re: Canoe stern dingy davits
not to jack your thread but Does any one thing they can be made out of wood? or some other material. i would like davits but i'm not going to pay that price.

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