Roof mounted davit

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    Does anyone have a picture of a heavy duty roof mounted davit? Not the LD type but a commercial heavy duty. Thanks.
     
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    like the ones that hinge off of the mast ?
     
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    Steve the only one I have seen was hinged on the roof. My mast is back too far to hinge it off of.
     
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    Nautilus in Trenton Maine have built a few up here for some of the lobster fisherman they built them off their radar stand, they are rugged enough to tow a small scallop drag off of. I’ll see if I can get some pics for you.
     
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    Thank you Id appreciate it.
     
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    Jim whats its main use going to be ? I don't know what you may have in the way but why couldn't it be hinged from the mast forward at a angle, set it into a cradle at the edge of the house to hold it in place while hauling. You could set it up to swing back behind house to lift fish over the rail.
     
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    Steve Im just going to use it for raising a heavy assed anchor and chain but would like to be able to haul traps with it if I ever had the opputunity to pick up a few permits. The problem is the split wheelhouse coming from aft where the mast is fwd doesnt offer any support. If I run it from the roof where the second station starts straight starboard there is plenty of support. Im not sure if it makes sense to you Id have to show you. If I ran it from the mast angled forward all the way to where the support is the block would hang too far forward of the hauler.
     
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    Are you talking about a boom from the mast, or a davit like the Novi boats have? The Novis have a 4x4 that goes from the center line and hangs out over the rail, and has one bolt inboard, and a pocket on the edge of the house, and it can be lifted out of the pocket and swung out of the way. Some of the newer style novis have it on a hinge , and the pull it out of the pocket with a block and tackle hooked to the mast.You should be able to get some pictures of a Novi page
     
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    Hey Jim, the pictures aren’t the best but maybe you can get an idea.
    Steve knows this boat
     

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    Tom thats exactly what Im looking for except it doesnt fold up to the mast just flat on the roof. Thanks. I think the welder has a real good idea and said he gettin on it early next week. Thanks for the help boys. Finally in the home stretch.
     
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