Could they be Davits ?

Old 08-02-2020, 11:15 AM
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Default Could they be Davits ?

Pulled up next to this beauty headed South on 4th St N, in St Petersburg, She was in the on ramp to Gandy Blvd Eastbound.

I could not see any brand identifying labels on the hull, 4 x 400 HP Merc's

Large Black hardware ahead of the engines appear to me to be large davits, I can identify the harken winches, but no idea what for.

Anyone know this boat and what the unique equipment is for ?

Sorry about the reflection, I was racing to get a pick before she started moving.
Old 08-02-2020, 11:44 AM
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Aren’t those the anchor spuds? Serious hardware. That’s what they look like.
Old 08-02-2020, 12:17 PM
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Right - giant "power poles" to anchor the boat in shallow water?
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Looks like davits to hang a dinghy off the back.

Old 08-02-2020, 02:24 PM
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Yes you can see the line attached to each one as well .Not power anchors for shallow water-Davits is right
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Jib cranes to hoist the fat asses back into the boat when they are done swimming.
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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
Jib cranes to hoist the fat asses back into the boat when they are done swimming.
...or maybe a handicapped kid...

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