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    Freebee is offline Registered User
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    Default fitting snap davits

    My boat has brackets on the swim platform, I have 2.6 rib and davit pads to fit, do I position the dinghy by the swim plaform, mark the position of the davit brakets on the rib and then glue on the pads. Is there some thing Ive forgotten?

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    Default Re: fitting snap davits

    sounds about right given that the davit arms are already fitted - yor options just got limited!

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    Default Re: fitting snap davits

    I would first place the pads on the brackets, offer the dinghy to the platform and draw around the pad with a ball point pen. This would make it easier to abrade the surface of the dinghy and locate the pads accurately.
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    David

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    Freebee is offline Registered User
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    Default Re: fitting snap davits

    thanks will do!

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    Default Re: fitting snap davits

    Allegedly a green biro will still show through adhesives giving you a better position reference than other colours, that disappear. Don't know why this is, nor even if it's true, but the "expert" that told me, did so with a straight face.

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