Dingy motor hoist

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Lyons Pride
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Dingy motor hoist

Post by Lyons Pride » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:21 pm

Does anyone know where to get a motor hoist for the dingy? What research I have done shows very expensive systems. Maybe something to clamp on a rail that can be portable. Would love suggestions

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Re: Dingy motor hoist

Post by deising » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:47 am

You can check out my topic on adding a drum winch to handle the heavy (engine) side easier. I have not looked into a powered hoist, but good luck.
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Re: Dingy motor hoist

Post by thinwater » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:50 pm

I've always been of the opinion that if I have to take the motor off, the motor is too big or the davits need improved. Not worth the trouble to take the motor off, no way. The boat works for me, not me for the boat.

You might consider tricing the dinghy, with lines under it to help support the weight.
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Re: Dingy motor hoist

Post by duetto » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:31 pm

i agree with thinwater. we've carried our 10'6" west rib w/15 hp 2 stroke on davits for 13 years . we've crossed the gulfstream 26 times. if you TOTALLY immobilize the dinghy once it's up the davits are more than up to the load.
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