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Figure 5: The Dinghy Davit

of us do, went to his neighbours to
find out how they handled their
personal watercraft (PWC). He
viewed a number of davit installations and felt, as a professional engineer, he did not want to spend his
recreational time wrestling his
PWC on to his swim platform.
François's company is in the injection and extrusion business and
specializes in computer assisted design (CAD). He set about to make
a retrieval and storage system that

met a few specific parameters: didn't use space on the swim platform,
was easy, fast, and most of all, required little effort. The result - The
Dinghy Davit.
The structure of the davit was
worked out on the computer, looking to maximize strength and minimize weight. François chose
aircraft aluminum for the davit.
The design is simple. When extended, and the craft launched, the
davit adds space to the swim deck

with the platform inverted and the
cradle for the PWC underwater. In
retrieval mode, the PWC pivots on
its own weight, reducing the strain
on the hydraulic lifting mechanism. François has developed applications for powerboats, pontoon
boats and docks.

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