Re: Carrying Tender on Davits while crossing

Mohammad Shirloo

Hi Bill;


I know it appear that the outboard is reversed on the transom. But it is not. Take another look.


Happy Sailing;



Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099


From: <> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Carrying Tender on Davits while crossing




That is an ingenious modification to the Simpson Davits. However, I noticed that the outboard motor is actually "inboard." Can you tell me the model and HP of this motor? Also, I assume that to raise the dinghy and outboard on the davits, you first have to reverse the outboard on the dinghy transom?



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On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 10:31 AM Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <> wrote:

Hi Mohammad, I have the CL 340 in Hypalon and it's in good shape after 4 seasons in the Med.  The French dealer in La Rochelle convinced me that Hypalon is the way to go for the Med/Caribbean.   I have the Amel provided davits on the 55 but I have some custom brackets which fixate the dinghy very well - no sliding or other movement whatsoever.  see pics.  For passages, I put on a cover to prevent a wave from filling the dinghy and I've not had any problems.  For offshore passages with a chance of serious gales, like a Transatlantic West to East, however, I would put the dinghy on the aft deck and the engine in the aft locker.   For one, I don't think I could deploy a drogue with the dinghy hanging from the davits.  

I hope this helps.     

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem

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