These are already on the swim platform...are they for dingy davits?

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  1. Tom Coombs

    Tom Coombs New Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Apr 24, 2019
    Wellington, FL
    400 DB, 1999
    2 x 3126 1 x 8Kw Westerbeke
    These two mounts are on the back of the swim platform of our DB400, hopefully for davits.

    If so, does anyone know what system they are from?

    I want to put a dingy back there and will be looking for the other half of whatever these are to bring it on.
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    Thank you for any help and advice in advance.

    TC.
     
  2. boatrboy

    boatrboy Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Orange, CT
    1999 270 Da
    7.4 MPI w/B3
    They are for the weaver davit system. They have a pull pin to remove the device quickly. Just google weaver
     
  3. mmcguire2002

    mmcguire2002 Member

    570
    Mar 3, 2008
    MDR, CA
    2003.5 Sea Ray 340 DA
    8.1 Horizons
    They are weaver davits, which can also be used as a base for nautley davits system, should you choose to do so.
     
  4. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    The other thing that are good for is teaching you all sorts of new words if you stub your toe on one of them while racing around securing your boat in its slip.
     
  5. b_arrington

    b_arrington Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    Knock wood, I’ve never caught a toe on mine.

    Now, slipping in the footwell and smacking your knee on the cabin door step is an exercise in pain and cursing.
     
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  6. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    While not disagreeing with the pain they can cause, it seems far less painful than the non-removable davits I had taking up, what seemed like the whole swim platform and the trip hazard they were.

    Love the Hurley H20 I replaced them with...

    MM
     
  7. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Also, do not let a previous mount dictate the davits you get, do your research and find what works for you. Davits are expensive and mounts are cheaper, so do not just take what you were given, figure it out.

    I know you want to avoid platform repair, do it once right and pay once...

    MM

    P.S. In no way am I implying that what you have is not right for you, just suggesting you verify that before spending money.
     
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  8. Phasma

    Phasma Phasma2128 PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    Weaver is a great Davit system. I personally like the Hurley H3. I can load my hard bottom dinghy without removing the 9.9hp outboard all by myself. I don’t need any help. Weaver is an industry standard. Just keep in mind the weight and type of dinghy you are going to use.
     
  9. b_arrington

    b_arrington Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    931
    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    I have to get a new Davit system. How is the H3 to take off and store when you want to use the swim platform?
     
  10. hynespa

    hynespa Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    161
    Jun 7, 2010
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-VD-8.1 S HO MerCruiser (T-420 hp)
    @Tom Coombs - I found something similar on my boat. Thought the davits were gone, but ended up finding them buried at the bottom of one of the storage compartments. Here is a link to a post with pics:

    http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/420-da-thread.1273/page-75#post-1013007
     
  11. Phasma

    Phasma Phasma2128 PLATINUM Sponsor

    389
    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    The Hurley isn’t removed. The bar with the crank on it is easily removed and stowed. There is a roughly 18x12 pivot box that remains. My kids and I have never found a problem using the swim platform. I guess it might be a toe stubber but I never have. We just leave the dinghy in the slip if we are going out for a day cruise
     
  12. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Right on there Frank!! ;)
     
  13. swaterhouse

    swaterhouse Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    472
    Jan 7, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    You can remove the H30, we do it all the time. The only permanently installed parts are a pair of 6" long bar with two 3/4" "nubs" that stick up, but Hurley sells a cover plate if desired.
     
  14. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    I made up some new ones the time I slipped on my ladder going into the engine room and my face got ripped open on the latch...
     

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