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yes, it does require a support post into the cockpit. There are two ways to approach this. One is to mount it up close to the bulkhead behind the propane locker and the other is to mount it further aft. The difference is that by mounting it forward near the bulkhead the arm will not have enough reach to get the dinghy off the stern of the boat if you’re at a dock. The aft mount may allow that but does occlude part of your cockpit for seating. It’s just a matter of preference which way you might want to go. We went with the forward mount and except the fact that if we want to take the dinghy off at the dock we have to have a port tie.
cap Sante Marina did a good job with the installation. Very neat and thoughtful. The boat units involved in purchase and installation are not for the faint of heart though.
send me an email and I will try to get some photos and return them to you next time I’m up on the boat.
We not so affectionately call that anchor groan! If you use an anchor bridle to take the weight of the anchor and chain off of the windless and give enough slack in the chain it will reduce some of that noise.
We also have an ‘04 37. When we bought it, it had a Seawise transom mount. Because we tow a fishing boat we couldn’t keep the dinghy there so we purchased a steelhead 800 crane and mounted the dinghy up top. When we had the dinghy chocks installed I had them put removable bases on them and made them a little higher so I could see out behind me through the pilot house windows. When we want to have a happy hour on the upper deck we just pull the dinghy off. The chocks are then removed and put aside until we’re ready to put the dinghy back up.
we were initially concerned about the weight higher on the boat but it has not seemed to be a significant impact.
I had Cap Sante Marina install it.
Email Dave Allen at the Nordic Tug factory. I’ll bet he has information that can help you since they put put a few of those on trailers when they sold them.
is this a new boat to you or are you just putting it out of the water onto the trailer?
You might also inspect the caulk condition between the pilot house and the upper deck and the hull and the swim step. Those tend to be ignored and if not recalked periodically, will begin leaking.
I did not see in your post that you checked your gear box cooler. If you haven’t you might do that as well.
what is the name of your boat?
You might check with Cap Sante Marine. I believe they have installed swim steps that recess into the hull that you have. It requires an insert that is fiberglassed in.
Sam Landsman from slow boat just posted his 37 NT on Facebook.
He can be reached for information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan, navigating the waters of Puget Sound can be difficult but I can only imagine how much more difficult the navigation requirements are for making this trip on the great circle. How did you deal with that? I imagine there are lots of shallow and narrow passages that you had to manage.
I know your boat is on the hard for winter so when will you put her back in the water and finish the trip?
Bill, in case you haven’t checked it out 2019 rendezvous slide presentations are posted under the rendezvous section in forums.
Again congratulations on the purchase of your NT! Since we are just a dock away, stop by next time you see us there. We will look for you as well. Last Splash
I had that happen once as well on a different boat. From then on whenever I haul the boat I shut the through holes after shutting the engine off and before lifting the boat out of the water. I open them back up afterwards in the water and put my hand on the raw water impeller to make sure it’s not overheating before I move out. That has eliminated that problem for me.
Hi Bill! Yes they will be posted when our board members responsible for that are back in town. Many of them left after the Rendezvous for their own summer cruises.
I agree with your rational and we had the same concerns with weight up top. Towing the Grady trumped that issue so we didn’t have a good alternative. Having the dink up top does limit our use when we are STB tied to the dock. It is also much more available for use in emergencies when on the stern.
Happy boating! The season is upon us!
We had a seawise davit but removed it so we could tow a fishing boat. We did find it cumbersome to get off the port side with the winch apparatus there. Something to consider is the added length that is added as it may affect your moorage ($). We also couldn’t fit into our 40 ft slip with the dinghy hanging on it.
While you are buying duck bill valves you might also buy two extra for the head overboard pump. ( used when pump-outs up north are not available, not to be used in US waters ) it pulls waste directly from the holding tank then overboard. They are pretty cheap as boat things go. The pump may be located on the bulkhead between the engine compartment and the shaft area.