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Catalina 310 dinghy davits

Apr 14, 2014
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catalina 310 Rock Hall, MD
Does any Catalina 310 owner out there have dinghy davits on their boat? If so, please provide make and pictures.

Thanks
 

Tom J

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Sep 30, 2008
1,600
Catalina 310 Quincy, MA
Does any Catalina 310 owner out there have dinghy davits on their boat? If so, please provide make and pictures.

Thanks
You can get a quick look at my davits in my avatar. They are Martek, and have served us well since 2010. I will post more pictures soon.
 

Tom J

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Sep 30, 2008
1,600
Catalina 310 Quincy, MA
You can get a quick look at my davits in my avatar. They are Martek, and have served us well since 2010. I will post more pictures soon.
One picture shows the davits just after installation. The others show the solar panels installed and the dinghy hanging. The dinghy is a Walker Bay 8, a great little boat.Kids grandkids Sasha 2010 001.jpgIMG_2404.jpgTom and Sasha.jpg
 
Nov 18, 2010
2,366
Catalina 310 Hingham, MA
Here are a couple of options. Solstice has traditional davits. I think these are Kato. Next to it is Smitty with the dinghy sling which works great for trips but isn't as easy for lifting daily to prevent growth.
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We have since put a semi custom arch on Smitty. This is an Atlantic Towers Arch-In-A-Box. We are extremely happy with the arch and use it sailing in all conditions, running down wind in 40+ knots, sailing off the wind in 35 knots with 8-12 foot breakers on the quarter, motor sailing in flat conditions, etc.
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Let me know if you have any questions.

Good luck and fair winds,

Jesse
 
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Dec 25, 2008
1,565
catalina 310 Elk River
Garhauer sold these to me, I customized them for lateral stability.
The problem with loading the stern of the C310 is she will wallow severely in a following sea on you quarter. She wants to spin like a top with the standard keel. The fin keel probably does better.
 

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Apr 5, 2017
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Catalina 310 Huntington, NY
I also have the Garhauer davits. Looking at the two installations, the only difference that I think there might be is that the davits on my boats do not run out parallel to the boat. The davits on my installation are canted in slightly. Probably has more to do with the drop down of the lifting hooks and falls than anything else, although it probably does help a little with the stability of the davits.
 

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Dec 25, 2008
1,565
catalina 310 Elk River
Mine are also canted in for stability.
The attachment points on the dink require this and when full raised the lift lines also cant in, this helps with swinging.