Outboard Motor Hoists / Outboard Lifting Davits & Accessories
Outboard not in use, In the storage position with the outboard clamped to the integral outboard bracket, and suspended within the Gantry frame.
The weight of the engine is taken by the bracket
Storage bracket lowered, Allows the motor to swing freely suspended from the top of the Gantry, ready to swing down towards the dinghy
The weight of the motor is taken by the Gantry
Sideways view of Fig 1 with the outboard clamped to it's bracket.
The Easy Lift Swing 30/50 pivots from the feet of the gantry, which are attached tthrough the hull of the yacht.or via a bracket at deck level
With the bracket now lowered,( Fig 2 ) the whole gantry is allowed to swing out and down and is controlled either using the boat's own winch system, or a pulley system option supplied for the purpose.
The Easy-Lift Swing 30 and Swing 50 hoists / lifting davits, incorporate a permanent outboard storage bracket and hoist system, in one combined single unit.
The motor is now lowered into position ready to be clamped to the dinghy's transom.
1 When the outboard motor is not in use, it is stored as shown, suspended from the top of the gantry and held in a stable position clamped to the integral sliding bracket.
2 To lower the motor onto the dinghy, the outboard's clamps are loosened, allowing the bracket to slide down the gantry sides, letting the motor hang freely within the gantry frame.
3 Gravity pulls the gantry frame outwards, with the engine hanging vertically downwards. The movement is controlled with a line back to one of the boat's own winches or mast. Alternatively a pulley system is available where there is no appropriately sited winch, for example on a motor cruiser.
4 The position of the Gantry Pivot points will vary depending on the boat. Ideally it should be at a height above the water so that when the outboard comes to rest in position on the dinghy the gantry itself has not dipped below the horizontal. In some cases we can also supply a deck level fitting bracket which can avoid the need for any drilling through the hull.
5 When the outboard is not in use, the gantry with the engine clamped to the integral sliding bracket, is secured to the guardrail or other available strong point.
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Once the outboard motor is in place on its bracket, no more manual lifting is needed, either to move it from the bracket or to get it on or off your dinghy . . EVER !
Raise and lower the engine using your boat's own winches or choose a pulley system to do the job where no winch is available, for example on a motor yacht or cruiser.
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"... make the heavy lifting of engines a thing of the past" - Practical Boat Owner - April 2014
Swing 30 - 30kgs/75lbs Swing 50 - 50kgs/120lbs