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Hurley Dinghy Davits

By |April 2nd, 2014|Categories: Product News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hurley Dinghy Davits

Hurley Dinghy Davits . . . that are designed for the boat owner who demands the best in function and style at a low cost. A simple solution for dinghy storage while gaining more room on your swim platform. Launch and retrieve your inflatable boat with ease . . . an elegant and simple solution to swim platform storage that is easy to install, very easy to remove, and is always available for an emergency. Hurley Marine has engineered their dinghy davits to deliver superior performance. While other davits fail to perform the same functions as Hurley Davits, is why the Hurley Dinghy Davit systems are in such demand. There is simply no other dinghy davit that compares!   The newest davit in our lineup is the H3O Davit (Hurley's 3rd Option).  Here you can see the easy retrieval of a Sea Doo Spark on a Hurley Marine H3O Davit [...]

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Dinghy Davit System

By |April 2nd, 2014|Categories: Product News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dinghy Davit System

Dinghy Davit system . . . long gone are the days of complicated dinghy retrieval. The new hassle-free H3O Hurley Dinghy Davit System allows for easy storage and launching of your dinghy, thanks to the adjustable and removable winch arm system designed for use with multiple hull types.  The stainless steel retrieval arm is adjustable from 3' to 5', depending upon the length of your tender, and is easliy removed for storage while underway. Made of marine-grade polyethylene, the H3O Dinghy Davit System is strong, has a quick release and reduces friction during launch and retrieval. Each mount plate footprint requires only two bolts for the install and only stands 5/8" high leaving a clear deck for any activity, covers are also available.  Easily mounted on the swim platform, this hassle free system lets you winch your dinghy on for easy storage or just push-off for launching.  Always available in an emergency. In [...]

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H3O Recommended Tie-Down Method

By |March 26th, 2014|Categories: Tips & Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on H3O Recommended Tie-Down Method

Hurley H3O Recommended Tie-Down Method.  Hurley Davit Systems require at least 3-points to tie the tender down.  One at the bow, one at the stern and another over the inboard pontoon.  More tie-downs can be added if needed!  We've included illustrations below to help show you how your dinghy davit should be tied down.  Note:  This is for reference only! Let us know if you have any questions, we’re here to help!  Click photo to expand! Our Three-Point Package includes: 3 Stainless Steel Ratchet Straps Adjustable Strap 1" x 6', LOA Breaking Strength:  1500 pounds Working Load Limit:  500 pounds Stainless Steel Carabiners Color:  White Will not stretch or bleed when wet! 3 Stainless Steel Folding Padeyes Use #10-12 flat head screws or bolts Backing Plates Optional For use with all Hurley Davits: H3O, H2O & Traditional Davits.

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H3O Davit System – Dinghy Davit

By |March 9th, 2014|Categories: Tips & Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on H3O Davit System – Dinghy Davit

H3O Davit (Hurley's 3rd Option) system This H3O davit system is specifically designed to allow the safe retrieval and stowage of a rib dinghy / hard hulled tender (works great with the Sea-Doo Spark) using the linear bunk system. The stainless steel mounting system provides a quick release, leaving a very small footprint and a clear deck for any activity.  Another special feature of the H3O davit system is the adjustable and removable winching system.  The stainless steel retrieval arm is adjustable and is easily removed for storage while underway. Easily mounted on the swim platform, this hassle free davit system lets you winch your dinghy on for easy storage or just push-off for launching.  Always available in an emergency. In order for the H3O to work for you your platform will need to have the workable depth (transom to swim platform edge) of at least half of the beam of your tender, as [...]

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20 Great Boating Tips to Fix Minor Ailments

By |December 14th, 2013|Categories: Tips & Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 20 Great Boating Tips to Fix Minor Ailments

Boating Tips to have your boat ready to rock once the weather begins to warm. Boating Tips to Fix Minor Ailments . . . 1. Get a Grip . . .  Place sandpaper around a filter - between filter and filter wrench - to make removal of greasy, slippery fuel and oil filters easier. 2. Screwed . . .  You broke a screw off flush, or nearly so, and need to extract it?  Cut a slot with a Dremel tool grinding-wheel attachment, and then remove it with a screwdriver. 3. Wing Ding . . .  Replace wing nuts on battery terminals with lock nuts (typically three-eighths-inch for positive and five-sixteenths-inch for negative) for season-long resistance to loose connections due to vibration. 4. Third Hand . . .  A pair of mini locking pliers is a great substitute for a helper when you need to tighten fasteners penetrating bulkheads, decks or other areas where [...]

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Dinghy Davits – Did you Know?

By |December 11th, 2013|Categories: Captain's Log, Product News, Tips & Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dinghy Davits – Did you Know?

Davits Dinghy Davits . . . Hurley Marine, Inc. pioneered the original swim platform davit of it's kind over a decade ago.  Since the original, named our "Traditional", our research and development (R&D) team have worked to provide the consumer with the very best in design and quality for versatility and years of enjoyment. We believe that you should enjoy taking your tender along but not sacrificing your vessel's performance.  The low profile storage position provides exceptional stern visibility with none of the performance-robbing kite flying drag. Our rugged systems let you lift and pull your dinghy on for easy storage or just push off for launching.  Easily mounted on the swim platform and can be installed while the vessel is in the water. These systems are offered in three models -  Traditional Davit, H2O Davit and our newest H3O Davit.  These systems allow you to store your inflatable boat with your outboard on [...]

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Hate Drilling Holes in Your Boat?

By |December 11th, 2013|Categories: Tips & Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hate Drilling Holes in Your Boat?

Everyone hates drilling holes in their boat but sometimes it's a must. Drilling Holes??  Carefully plan your installation before you perform an installation. You know what they say, Measure twice, drill once! Before proceeding to drill check carefully to ensure that the hole will not affect the operation of other equipment in close proximity, nor compromise the integrity of the structure. Before drilling holes mark the position. It is good practice to use masking tape on the surface to be drilled then drill the hole through the tape. This will avoid scratching/chipping of the surrounding surface. Then, with a counter sink bit, lightly counter sink the surface.  This keeps spider crackes from forming after the bolt or screw is tightened down. After drilling and counter sinking the hole(s), apply a marine grade sealant (3M 5200) to the cut surface to ensure it is completely sealed against the ingress of moisture [...]

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Things to consider when shopping for a Davit

By |December 11th, 2013|Categories: Tips & Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Things to consider when shopping for a Davit

Shopping for a Davit Keep These Questions in Mind When Shopping for a Davit . . . 1. Start with customer service when first contacting a davit manufacturer. a. If you can't or don't get the answers you are looking for when you first contact them then don't expect it to happen after the sale.  b. Is there someone available for help if a problem arises during installation?  c. Is there a return policy and warrantee?  Most reputable manufacturers should offer at least a one year warranty that covers manufacturing defects. 2. Is the manufacturer reputable? How long have they been in business? If davits are the only product they offer, they may not be around for very long nor will they have ample personnel to back you up. 3. Shop for your davit before buying a new dinghy. Size does matter when it comes to the perfect tender and [...]

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Bunk Rollers and Davit Systems

By |December 10th, 2013|Categories: Tips & Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bunk Rollers and Davit Systems

Why we don't use bunk rollers on our davit systems Davit Systems & Bunk Roller . . .  Many of our competitors that have chosen to copy our design and have included bunk rollers.  Right off the bat when we first designed this system we opted out of that idea. The reason being is that it's like a roller bunk on a boat trailer opposed to a regular bunk system and only gives you small tiny contact points to the hull. With a regular bunk system you get more surface area contact allowing for a very stable and secure ride.  In addition, with our side loading systems, you can retrieve from either the front or side of the davit.  The roller system only allows one way of retrieval and has a very small foot-print for each roller for contact and the chines of a hard bottom dinghy often get hung up on the large rollers. [...]

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Properly Measuring for the Davit Mount Size

By |December 7th, 2013|Categories: Product News, Tips & Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Properly Measuring for the Davit Mount Size

 Key Dimensions to Determine Davit Mount Size Davit Mount Size - For use with the Hurley Traditional and H2O davits . . .  A = Swim platforms internal width B = Platforms depth (transom to edge) C = Distance from top of platform to the water D = Beam of dinghy   To determine which mount system will work best for you, measure the beam of your dinghy, divide by 2 and add 4 inches.  Now measure your platform (transom to the end). You must add a number below to your platform length figure in order to determine which mount to use. Example: If your dinghy width is 60" then divide by 2 + 4" = 34".  Swim platform is 32".  By adding 2" to the platform this would make it equal to the dinghy width of 34" so then you would have chosen the 6" mount. 0"- 2" for the 6" Mount 2"- 4" [...]