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svsurprise

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Atlantic Towers Arch
« on: September 21, 2018, 01:18:24 PM »
I've read the previous posts about experiences with Atlantic Towers arches and have noted that quite a number of 44 WO's have installed one.  Since a few years have gone by since the last post I thought I might ask for any current advice on purchasing and installing one.  Three preliminary questions I have are: Schedule 40 or 80? Mount on deck or side?  Offset legs?

It seems to me these boats just scream for an arch and I'd really like to upgrade the davits I'm currently using.  With a swim platform it's difficult to get the dinghy out and away while hoisting.  I hope to stiffen up the solar panel mounting configuration too.

Any advice is welcome.

Thanks in advance,
Don
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Re: Atlantic Towers Arch
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 01:19:34 PM »
Whoops, sorry for posting that in the wrong location.... :-\

Mercy McFly

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Re: Atlantic Towers Arch
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 06:55:42 PM »
Don, Not sure if you looked at Ocean Cowboy's davit system this summer. I plan on having it made taller, to get the boat higher off the swim platform, and also a frame made on top for lots of solar. Next summers project. If you liked it I'm sure the welder could make a copy and you could install yourself

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Re: Atlantic Towers Arch
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 05:39:20 PM »
Don,
Don't know your location or time frame. If you are anywhere near Ft. Pierce, Fl., Riverside Marine has an excellent welder, named Danny. He custom built a swim platform and a radar arch from heavy aluminum. An excellent job with all the bells and whistles. We couldn't be happier. Aluminum is lighter and cheaper and will outlast us. Swim platform was $800 and the arch an  astonishing $3000. We will never outgrow either. The regret is that we didn't do it sooner.
Something to think about.
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