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Hoist for dinghy motor

Discussion in 'Smaller Boats' started by Fred, Sep 2, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Fred


    Joined Sep 27, 2008
    331 posts, 9 likes
    Hunter H26
    CA Ottawa, Ontario Nepean Sailing Club
    I would like to install a hoist for my 4hp dingy motor ( less than 50 lbs) on my H26.

    A) I would love to see some pictures of H26 boats with a hoist installed

    B) I'm thinking to build one myself from 1 inch SS tubing to avoid the approx $600 costs that I've seen online. Has anyone done this?

  2. njlarry


    Joined Sep 23, 2009
    1,203 posts, 83 likes
    O'Day 34-At Last
    US Rock Hall, Md
    I think that your best value may be with garhualer marine. Check vertical and horizontal clearance. The garhualer is about half the price you mention and is all stainless. A 4hp is not that heavy on solid ground but a hoist makes handling it a lot easier and safer.

  3. LeslieTroyer


    Joined May 20, 2016
    929 posts, 190 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Sammamish, WA Everett, WA
    I like my It's 400 but requires a bigger footprint on the stern.

  4. Madelon


    Joined Mar 25, 2007
    41 posts, 0 likes
    Macgregor 26S
    US Davis, CA
  5. Johann


    Joined Jun 3, 2004
    156 posts, 16 likes
    Hunter 336
    US Pensacola
    What about using your mast crutch? Or getting same size Al tubing from some place like and use the existing crutch location for the hoist. That would make the install easy I think.

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