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  1. Securing Dinghy on Davits with Motor

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm looking for some input on storing the dinghy on davits with the motor attached. This isn't really my preferred option but due to an injury I will not be able to haul the outboard up and store on the railing separately this season. The davits have a more than adequate rating so no worries...
  2. Dinghy Davit, Arch or not worth it?

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi All, I'd like to hear some opinions of the value of a Davit system on the rear of your boats used for cruising, living and blue water passages. I've been looking at a few boats in the 40-46ft range some of which do not have either an arch or a davit system. Some have mechanisms just for...
  3. Are davits a safety issue for coastal cruising?

    Seamanship & Navigation
    I sail a Pearson 365 ketch on the San Francisco Bay and along the California coast. We have davits for hanging a light, roll-up inflatable dinghy. I've had some sailors say to me that davits are a safety issue when offshore. I'm guessing the danger comes from the potential load from a flooded...
  4. Crealock 37 - Outfitting - Finally

    Pacific Seacraft
    We are getting ready to go cruising – finally, the real thing. Before we go, we need to finish up with installation of davits, auto pilot, vane, wind gen, windlass and watermaker. I’m hoping to get some feedback from others as to what worked for you and what you would recommend avoiding or doing...