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help for picking a dinghy and davits for a 1988 3818 motoryacht 21 Feb 2017 21:36 #26

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Our 38 came with a manual Sea Wise system and a PVC Zodiac with a 15 hp Merc 2 stroke. The Zodiac was done so I bought a Hypalon Avon RIB after listening to all the Hype about Hypolan. I could have got the exact same tender made by Zodiac out of PVC but spend the extra money for the Hypalon and I sure wish I had not.

It's a great little boat but a real pain to keep clean. I keep a boat cover on it. I bought the next size up and cover the hull and the tubes from the backside. It's not easy to put on but sure helps keeping it clean, I bought a small trailer so I could bring it home during the winter.

I use Avalon products to keep the tubes as clean as I can but it's still a pain.

The Sea Wise is the way to go but like others have said, Stupid Expensive. I work at a Stainless Steel manufacturer and I can tell you that the price they charge is more than double of what it should be. But they all are semi custom so I guess that counts for something.

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help for picking a dinghy and davits for a 1988 3818 motoryacht 21 Feb 2017 21:38 #27

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I just got FLOOD PROTECTED :woohoo:

Makes me feel like I'm in Californie!!

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help for picking a dinghy and davits for a 1988 3818 motoryacht 22 Feb 2017 04:36 #28

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That is why I like the Livingstons or bullfrogs. Easy to keep clean and almost no maintenance.

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10ft Livingston with centre console and 15hp on davits / winch

help for picking a dinghy and davits for a 1988 3818 motoryacht 24 Feb 2017 20:08 #29

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We got the Kingston davits a few months ago. Using what's included with the kit and our 400lb dinghy. The transom didn't like it. It was pushing in the back and pulling the cap up off the hull. I had to go in and glass the whole cap at the transom and run a rig to the roof of the salon. Once I get it done it will be sweet, but it is not a plug and play. Probably b/c the dinghy is a tad bit heavy on one end. But I ordered it from Canada and with the exchange rates at the time was a great deal. With these davits I can remove them when at anchor so they won't affect the swim platform is why we went with these. You can see them in my avatar. This was the first trial and after seeing what was happening to the transom we towed. It will be a nice setup when I nerd it out for a bit.

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help for picking a dinghy and davits for a 1988 3818 motoryacht 26 Feb 2017 18:57 #30

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New Hurley H30, any one of us got one on their rear end?

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help for picking a dinghy and davits for a 1988 3818 motoryacht 26 Feb 2017 23:37 #31

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Norton Rider wrote:

kev_rm wrote: That is a freaking awesome setup - thanks for posting! What was cost?


I got mine from Craigslist for $150. You may want to contact Olsson to find out the price for the ST-275: www.boatdavit.com . There's also another company (Canadian?) that makes a copy.


I'm using the Canadian version, very happy with it. Great quality construction, some nice unique features.

www.dinghycaddy.com/

James

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help for picking a dinghy and davits for a 1988 3818 motoryacht 16 Aug 2017 02:55 #32

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I'm currently looking for the best davit system for our 3988. I recently purchased a 10'4" Achilles RIB with Euro Helm and weight is approximately 380 lbs. Just like you, I'm a leaning towards an electric tilt davit vs. Seawise or Weaver. The tilt davit system I'm looking at is rated for about 425 lbs. so it should work. Any comments would be appreciated since you've had your tilt davit for a while now.

Thanks!,

Alex

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