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Posted by member Simon Kidd on Monday 19 February 2018

Hi All.
Snap Davits would probably be the way to go - they work well, but as David says - the bathing platform isn't straight. You should still be able to get them to work with some ingunuity - mounting blocks or similar.

I have seen a hardy 25 with Davits - though perfer the snap davit system. Certainly afte rhaving used various types of davit over the the years, Snap Davits would be my preference.
For the record our dinghy is kept in the lazerette and we inflate it on the outboard well before sliding it overboard to one side - not so easy with the outboards.

Best regards to fellow H25 owners (and other Hardy Owners of course).


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Posted by member Demelza on Monday 19 February 2018

Hi David
I also have a Hardy 25 with inboard. I am looking at insta-lock snap davits to attach our inflatable to the swimming platform (http://insta-lock.co.uk). I have some concerns but I'm at an early stage with the plan. Just starting the measuring up. Not helped by non-square platform ..Ho hum..

David Atherton

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Posted by member Tony Weald on Monday 19 February 2018

Hi David, Searching on "tender" gives 10 hits on the subject of carrying a dinghy. I don't know if you saw these or if they were relevant. We have similar problem on same size boat and normally inflate it when required. Otherwise it lives under cockpit sole.
Thanks Tony

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Posted by member David Du Boulay on Monday 19 February 2018

I have a Hardy 25 (Inboard), at present without a dinghy. Has anyone any bright ideas about how to launch and recover an inflatable and where to stow it. When we had a sailing boat that was easy using a halyard and a winch.and space on the fore deck. We are now too aged to lift it out on our own.

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