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Re: Dinghy, motor, davit arrangement for R 31 CB

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:53 pm
by Red Fury
Tim8806 wrote:Following up, I followed the advice of Scotty Mac (see above) and did go to the Portland Pudgy facility in Portland, Maine. We purchased a Pudgy and consulted our boat yard about transporting with a Weaver system. for which we already had some parts. The bad part is that the boat yard felt it had to haul the boat to install the davit, so, I'm dreading the bill for that. At least we'll have a good, seaworthy dinghy firmly attached to the boat. As for a motor, we went with a Suzuki 2.5 horse.

Tim


What color Pudgy did you go with? We just ordered one for our R27. I have been struggling with which color to get. The white looks nice and complements our tug nicely. The yellow sticks out like a sore thumb but, it is highly visible and can always be seen or located easily. So it’s down to “looks good” or “I can pick my pudgy out of a crowd at 2 miles away”. I ordered the white then called back and switched to yellow. Not sure yet if I want to switch again back to white....

Re: Dinghy, motor, davit arrangement for R 31 CB

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:41 pm
by baz
The Sunset Yellow was my choice for my previous R-25 Classic. I chose it for being seen on the waters that can appear gray/white. I was told it can be seen over a distance of 2 nautical miles quite easily. My R-25 had a blue hull so the yellow complimented that for me IMO.

I used a 4:1 block and tackle to lift/lower the Pudgy which required no more than 20 lbs of effort for me... using a 1/4" line. It's important for this arrangement to get a click/snap/hold on the block so that it's easy to arrest the lowering or lifting at some point. This was new necessary when fueling as the Pudgy had to be lowered from leaning on the rails to a vertical position and held there while fueling.

Re: Dinghy, motor, davit arrangement for R 31 CB

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:49 pm
by YukonRon
baz wrote:I used a 4:1 block and tackle to lift/lower the Pudgy which required no more than 20 lbs of effort for me... using a 1/4" line.

We have a Portland Pudgy that stands on edge with davits on the swimstep of our R25sc. The only thing we don't like is the weight when lifting it up to its resting position on edge. Just tonight at dinner my wife and I were discussing this, and decided a block and tackle would solve the problem. We guess-timated a 4:1 ratio would probably suffice.
Thanks Baz for the timely input to confirm this!
Gotta love the Tugnuts forum!

Re: Dinghy, motor, davit arrangement for R 31 CB

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:43 pm
by Tug Travelers
BB Marine had requested pictures of our davit on our 31.

Here are a couple of shots. I apologize for the delay. Let's just say I had some technical difficulties.

When I use the davit I use a dowel and a ratchet strap to reinforce the railing on the swimstep.

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I linked these to photos in our album. Let me know if there are any questions.

John
Tug Travelers
Guided Flotilla Cruises

Re: Dinghy, motor, davit arrangement for R 31 CB

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:19 pm
by BB marine
Thanks for the Pics. Looks good.I don't have a rail on my platform. I like the design.