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Old 11-03-2006
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Davit install on Tartan 37

Anyone installed a dingy davit in their Tartan 37, I have purchased one from Garhauer. I'm hoping to install it soon and looking for any tips.
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I installed the Forspar davits on mine last year. They are pretty good for the money, I paid $699 for the pair. The lifting tackle on them is Harken but the sheaves at the end of the davit needs to be larger because of chaffing. I met the Forspar people at the Annapolis boat show and they sent me four larger versions at no charge. Sailing around the bay, I'm glad I have them.
I had a local metal worker (welder) make me up some stainless steel straps that goes from the top of the stern rail to the coaming behind the helmsman seat. This strap transfers the weight of the davits to the coaming so you don't pull too hard on the sternrail.
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Good way to reinforce the stern rail is to have stays from the top stern rail to the toe rail. I put some on when I got a set of Ocean Marine Davits. Lifeline material, a small turnbuckle , a shackle on the toe rail and a take apart rail slide on the rail. Stopped all the flexing.
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A few pictures of the install, they're not very good photos, but something is better than nothing I guess.

I moved the stern light to the pole to port.

The davit works well, but with the narrow stern I noticed the stern is considerably lower in the water when under power with the added weight.

If I were to do it again I would have them supply another, two in total, crossbars...otherwise it is very study and holds our 10' Avon very well, especially with two ratcheted straps around it.

The biggest issue I had was building a harness for the boat to lift it, the problem I had was the width of the davit vs. the width of the attachment points on the dingy. This was easily resolved with some trial and error, with a length of coated wire the same distance as the width of the davit

The base attached through the transom with a backing plate inside.



The rail mount attachment on the stern rail



The finished product, we moved the name to the aft on both sides.

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I have the same Garhauer davit and I did get the double crossbar. I plan on mounting solar panels on top of mine.
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I would like to do the same thing, trying to wait just a little longer for the solar panel technology to come about with better efficiency and cheaper prices

Adding a crossbar should be a pretty easy add on.
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support for stern rail

If there is a concern about adequacy of the stern rail there is a company in Annapolis, Kato Marine which makes a set of reinforcement bars for mounting their davits, though they can be used with any system. They run from the top bar to flanges that mount on the transome. They also make real nice hand hold bars for the rear of the boat while on the ladder.

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I would like to do the same thing, trying to wait just a little longer for the solar panel technology to come about with better efficiency and cheaper prices

Adding a crossbar should be a pretty easy add on.
Adding a crossbar would be a very easy add on. All you would need is another set of the T's that you used for the crossbar you have now and another bar/tube.
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Support straps

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Here's a photo of Tortuga's Lie with the davits in the background. Note the support straps that are attached to the top rail of the pushpit and bolted down to the cockpit coaming. I had a local welder fabricate these for me and I really think they are necessary for relieving the torsion stress off of your pushpit. [IMG][/IMG]

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