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Loading outboard motor to dinghy

Discussion in 'Big Boats' started by jveatch, Sep 24, 2015. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. seadaddler

    seadaddler

    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,196 posts, 96 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    Your 77 and we are not getting any younger and you have a nice 41 Hunter and so do it right from the start and make your life easy and go for a well made outboard lift arm off the rail and so easy to do less work and no brainer.
    I stopped doing everything the hard way or risky way and shit would happen and than do it all over again the right way first time,I got davits and got a Garhauer outboard lift and a rib and leave the outboard on the dinghy and the dinghy is on the davits most of the time while cruising.
    nick
     


  2. chuckwayne

    chuckwayne

    Joined Mar 20, 2004
    1,332 posts, 25 likes
    Hunter 356 and 216
    US Portland, ME
    we have a stern mounted radar mast (Garhauer) and I added their motor hoist. works great, 5hp 4 stroke merc - 90lbs
     


  3. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,005 posts, 213 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Sammamish, WA Everett, WA
    +1 on the swing lift. I have it on my Catalina 36 and it works great. No swinging motor bashing into the back of the boat. True one person load and unload - even in choppy weather (2 people one in dink one one the boat) is even easier. I’m not affiliated with Owen just a happy customer!!!
     


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  4. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    1,506 posts, 259 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL
    I have this outboard Hoist/Davit:

    outboard hoist.jpg ld_6-1_m_long_1 outboard hoist.jpg

    Garhauer LD 6-1 M Long Lifting Davit Engine Hoist

    It is removable, and folds and stows in a skinny bag. There is a ring that mounts on the top rail of the pushpit, and a ball socket that mounts on the deck. You just unfold it, slide it through the ring, and into the socket, and then use it. Once you are done, you can disconnect it, and fold and bag it for storage.
     


  5. Mikem

    Mikem

    Joined Dec 20, 2009
    396 posts, 23 likes
    Hunter 466
    US Bremerton
    Hi John, I have an outboard motor lift that I use to lower the 5 hp 2 stroke, 43 lbs, to my dinghy. It was a local fab job and was a snap to install. I'll get a picture to you. There are some really nice motor lifts on the market if you want to go to the purchase route.
     


  6. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    320 posts, 84 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Saturna Island B.C. Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    IMGP0561.jpeg .....There are other places to anchor??????
     


  7. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,005 posts, 213 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Sammamish, WA Everett, WA
    Thats the problem with the post and boom methods - you're almost never on a mill pond - go look at owen's web site and some of the video's it is a complete re-imagioning of how to take a OB off and on a sail boat.
     


  8. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    320 posts, 84 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Saturna Island B.C. Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    I like that Les. I'll have to measure that area on our boat. Not getting any younger and the motor seems to get heavier every year!
     


  9. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    588 posts, 198 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Michigan Port Huron


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  10. Fast Ed

    Fast Ed

    Joined Jun 27, 2004
    100 posts, 4 likes
    Hunter 34
    US New Bern, NC
    My bimini has a brace that is strong enough to hold a block and tackle for the motor.
     


  11. seadaddler

    seadaddler

    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,196 posts, 96 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    The Garhauer motor lift is what I use is easy very strong and is flexible and what I mean is the dinghy does’t have to be in perfect position to put on your dinghy.
    Easy to remove and very easy install.
    Nick
     


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  12. ice breaker

    ice breaker

    Joined Sep 11, 2011
    204 posts, 17 likes
    Hunter 41
    US lake superior
    our next boats will all have dingy garages..............
     


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  13. Jerry Clark H356 SV Persi

    Jerry Clark H356 SV Persi

    Joined Mar 3, 2003
    583 posts, 31 likes
    Hunter 356
    US Grand Rivers
    I have an Ocean Marine Systems lift on my KVH antenna pole. Can put my old Yamaha 4HP or my Lehr 5HP down with one hand. Works ok with limited waves, but of course launching any dinghy in other than calm seas can be troublesome.
     



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