New Radar Arch and Davits
We really needed to go back to the drawing board with the davits for Ballymack. Our AB 12 ft nautilus DLX with a Yamaha 40 hp engine weighs approx 950 lbs wet. The old davit system just couldn’t take that kind of weight and I really wasnt looking forward to taking off the engine everytime we wanted to stow the tender or having to lower it to the tender before going to shore.
So, Nuno from Ocean Metals has designed a nice radar arch with hinged davit arms that will be able to take the full weight of the new tender. We are going to mount two electric Lewmar 700 windlass’ on the arch ( placement TBD), that will make everything very manageable when lowering/ stowing the dingy.
Below is a picture of the radar arch partially completed. The will also eventually be purchasing a tracphone V3 HTS which will be mounted along the longitudinal center of the radar arch. Hopefully the davit project will be complete before Dec 12.