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RIB/Tender Retrieval/Storage System

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Re: RIB/Tender Retrieval/Storage System

Postby bud37 » February 1st, 2020, 4:19 pm

Heh there.......from what I can see from the pics, it does not look OEM.

Regardless, my opinion is, I would not hang 400 lbs from that ......there is not adequate support for the loads created while your boat is moving etc.To get the dinghy to sit horizontal, high enough to be well clear of the water would require it to be back behind the platform, remember for each foot you hang the dinghy, multiply the weight by the distance in feet.......so 400 pounds on a 2 foot lever is now effectively 800 pounds.

Just some things to consider while you are planning what to fit here. Just my opinion.
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Re: RIB/Tender Retrieval/Storage System

Postby Tireless » February 1st, 2020, 5:51 pm

I have a Carver 44 CMY and the difficulty for me was getting a system on the swim platform with the limited space I have. I have a storage box on the back of my swim platform which leaves me 18" of platform to play with. When you dinghy is 5'8" wide, divided by 2, you need 34 inches of platform. That puts the keel of the dinghy on the edge of the platform.

I wanted a system that not only lifts the dinghy high out of the water, but extended it off the back of the boat. If you have the storage box option like me, then you will have the same challenge that I did. I went with the Sea Weed system, and that has worked great for me. It was designed to get the digny up and out of the water so I don't have issues when on plane or in following sea's. They are very popular in Canada and there are a lot in the US.

It loads from the side with a power winch. Mine is designed to hold 800+ Lbs., but I have a 12' dinghy with a 30 on it that weighs 530 LBS. It is mounted to the swim platform and has struts that run up from the end of the swim platform. I went overboard with mounting it on the swim platform with large 1/4" marine aluminum backing plates for strength.

With the storage box it would have been a struggle to use the Dingy Caddy or the Hurley, as it needs to be extended off the back so far. I looked at these systems and they are also an excellent choice.

If you want more information, please let me know.

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Re: RIB/Tender Retrieval/Storage System

Postby BarryK » February 23rd, 2020, 2:35 am

I could also use advice here. New owner of a Santego 3467, 1990. The boat came with a nice Caribe 10’3” with a steering wheel and 20 hp Honda. Total weight about 300 lbs?

I need to install a davit system for this.

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Re: RIB/Tender Retrieval/Storage System

Postby HOB » February 29th, 2020, 2:06 pm

Tireless wrote:Source of the post I have a Carver 44 CMY and the difficulty for me was getting a system on the swim platform with the limited space I have. I have a storage box on the back of my swim platform which leaves me 18" of platform to play with. When you dinghy is 5'8" wide, divided by 2, you need 34 inches of platform. That puts the keel of the dinghy on the edge of the platform.

I wanted a system that not only lifts the dinghy high out of the water, but extended it off the back of the boat. If you have the storage box option like me, then you will have the same challenge that I did. I went with the Sea Weed system, and that has worked great for me. It was designed to get the digny up and out of the water so I don't have issues when on plane or in following sea's. They are very popular in Canada and there are a lot in the US.

It loads from the side with a power winch. Mine is designed to hold 800+ Lbs., but I have a 12' dinghy with a 30 on it that weighs 530 LBS. It is mounted to the swim platform and has struts that run up from the end of the swim platform. I went overboard with mounting it on the swim platform with large 1/4" marine aluminum backing plates for strength.

With the storage box it would have been a struggle to use the Dingy Caddy or the Hurley, as it needs to be extended off the back so far. I looked at these systems and they are also an excellent choice.

If you want more information, please let me know.

Greg


Hi and thank you for the pictures. Very helpful. I have a similar boat, 46 MY with a beam of 14’11” which essentially the same as your boat. You mentioned that you have a 12 ft tender. I am looking at a tender that is 12’2” and with motor I figure 12’8”. I am wondering how you have found the operation of your boat with a large tender. Any issue docking with the tender almost the same as your beam? Any thoughts or insight is greatly appreciated.
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Re: RIB/Tender Retrieval/Storage System

Postby Tireless » March 2nd, 2020, 4:27 pm

For starters, my beam is only 13'10", so you have an extra foot there. That dinghy I have in the picture is 12", however it is longer to the 30 HP engine. I have sufficient clearance on both sides, however I am extra careful when I put the port side on the wall in the lock or on the Marine Railroad, thats where the motor is. Don't forget you also have your fenders which give you more on each side. I am considering moving up to a larger fender for this reason. I always have the Admiral looking and checking clearance in addition to a camera back there.

My dinghy is a Highfield and it has an aluminum hull, so it is lighter than a fibreglass hull. The dinghy weighs in at 530 LBS all in.

As for the impact on running the boat?

My design of boat is heavy in the aft end anyway. Never felt like I was getting enough bow down when running on plane with fuel and the dinghy. Like I wanted to get the aft up and out of the water a bit more. To combat this, I removed my Bennett Trim Tabs and I had the chord extended by 2". This would be the max you could extend them before getting into a second actuator, according to the experts. This has made a big difference and the boat performs better. As for doing your channel work at 8 knots, no difference at all.

I only recommend that you get your dinghy sitting on the back of your boat high out of the water, especially when dealing with a following sea.

Hope this helps.

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Re: RIB/Tender Retrieval/Storage System

Postby HOB » March 3rd, 2020, 7:47 am

Thank you for your reply. The information is very helpful and I will definitely take your advice about getting the dinghy high out of the water. I am going to be using a Whaly 370 dinghy and the SeaWise Davitt system. Should weigh in at a total of 650 lbs all in with engine, fuel, anchor etc. Well under the 800 lbs carver indicates is the max and under the 700 lbs which they indicated was preferred max weight. Again, thank you for the help and advice. I will report back after the season starts. Rob

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