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    Bayliner 3818- winch mounting?-gctid809105

    Anyone have a winch mounted on the hardtop to pull up a hard shell dingy?

    Will be putting a 10.5 Livingston with a 15hp 2stroken on the swim grid of my 3818. Don't think I can Hoist it myself.

    Any words of wizdom?
    Craig
    Nanaimo bc
    1987 bayliner 3818
    w/ 175 Hinos no Genny, but solar to run everything!
    10ft Livingston with centre console and 15hp on davits / winch

    #2
    I use a 4:1 boom vang.... to hoist my c12, off a 6" cleat I mounted on the hard top... It allows plenty of room to walk under for port or stbd access... no boat/top issues in 5 yrs with this setup Winch would work too... but for me... it was where to mount the winch, how to get enough wire there to run it.. where/how to mount remote controls.. stow em... and for me.. how to cover it all and make it look properly installed...

    Dink, weaver hard mount arms fore and aft... fully equipped with either a 25hp or some times 40 hp both two strokes... 25 is approx 100 lbs.. 40 is approx 140lbs... 6 gallon can, anchor, line and pumps and a couple of life vest in vee compartment... ready to go as fast as you can un loop that line and drop it... minutes...

    Im 6ft plus and agile... not an issue for me (yet)... my 130Lb gf struggles with it... but prevails... how ever she is tenacious... in many ways.... maybe I should get her a harkin 15 :1 dingy vang for Christmas....

    a caution : that line came loose one day ( Probably got left unsecured by the a... captain... 1st mate ??? I jdo know it wasn't the admiral, she don't make mistakes like that) and leaving the fuel dock I reversed on it... knocked loose a trim tab... made me get out my hookah rig clear the prop and remove that loose tab.... always nice to have an audience.. LOL.


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      #3
      where can you find a Livingston dinghy ?

      The dealers sites say they are out of stock and the website isn't clear about purchasing them

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        #4
        Craigslist

        I have one sitting on my beach we never use.
        Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
        Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
        93 3058 sold
        92 2855 (day boat)
        91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
        Longbranch WA
        Life is Good

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          #5
          I have a manual winch system as well as an electric winch on my boat currently to pull up my 11' Rib, 20hp 4 stroke and helm.

          Original system was two double blocks that I clipped into a line that was around two of my hard top stanchions. I then put the tailing end around a small sailboat winch that is mounted to my rail. Made it easy to control the release.

          Now I have a 12v winch that mounts to the underside of the hardtop utilizing the weaver winch mount (had plate made).
          Sean
          1987 3870
          Crimson Pride II
          Past Commodore Mukilteo Yacht Club
          MMSI: 338080226

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            #6
            I have a 9' Sorenson, Livingston knockoff, that is looking for a new home.
            P/C Pete
            Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
            1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
            Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
            MMSI 367770440

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              #7
              I have a winch mounted down in the rear above the rudder tie-bar and cable routes out through the transom on a pulley. Being out of the weather has meant that it has lasted where a lot of them that get mounted on underside of the top get a regular misting of salt. Prior owner had one mounted on the transom externally and was a corroded up mess. That is where I got the pulley idea - I needed the cable to pull horizontally for the davit I had but didn't want to put another winch out to sacrifice to the salt gods.

              I didn't opt for the wireless control so I have a pendant that I stow inside of a deckplate in the cockpit side of the transom.
              1999 Sandpiper Pilothouse - Current
              1989 3888 - 2011-2019, 1985 Contessa - 2005-2011, 1986 21' Trophy 1998-2005
              Nobody gets out alive.

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                #8
                I take it you do not have the cockpit enclosed? If you do how it is rigged through it?
                Craig
                Nanaimo bc
                1987 bayliner 3818
                w/ 175 Hinos no Genny, but solar to run everything!
                10ft Livingston with centre console and 15hp on davits / winch

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                  #9
                  Don't think they are making them anymore. They last forever! So there are lots of them out there and lots of knockoffs as well.

                  A great tender... stable, maintenance free, relatively light,..just need a keel guard for them.
                  Craig
                  Nanaimo bc
                  1987 bayliner 3818
                  w/ 175 Hinos no Genny, but solar to run everything!
                  10ft Livingston with centre console and 15hp on davits / winch

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                    #10
                    Wasn't when I got the boat. I have since added a hardtop. The cable routes inside the transom similar to how some rigging is done in sail boat masts. The pulley I used is intended for a mast. Even if enclosure was there the cable come out below it.

                    I have seen a number of winches mounted under the rear brow of boats without a hardtop.
                    1999 Sandpiper Pilothouse - Current
                    1989 3888 - 2011-2019, 1985 Contessa - 2005-2011, 1986 21' Trophy 1998-2005
                    Nobody gets out alive.

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                      #11
                      I have a 10' Livingston on weaver davits. It's very hard to do solo, and I lift weights. So I use pulleys now. A rope tied to the upper rail runs down to a pulley on the Livingston and then back to a pulley on the upper rail. Makes it very easy.
                      Esteban
                      Huntington Beach, California
                      2018 Element 16
                      Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
                      Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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                        #12
                        My cockpit is enclosed so could not mount the winch to the underside.

                        The Livingston is too wide to have the winch cable go into the transom. Would end up with too much down pullling force when it was 3/4 of the way up.

                        Had to go with mounting the winch on the top side of the cockpit hardtop. Works great.

                        Thanks all for your help.
                        Craig
                        Nanaimo bc
                        1987 bayliner 3818
                        w/ 175 Hinos no Genny, but solar to run everything!
                        10ft Livingston with centre console and 15hp on davits / winch

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