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has anyone had a problem with the fiberglass arch on a 290 cr, i had a boat hauler call me up several months ago while he was bringing mine back from florida and say that while traveling at about 65-70 with the boat on the trailer a tractor trailer passed the other direction and my arch broke in half from the wind sheer, not at the deck, but a few feet up on both sides and blew off. i always kept a watch on my boat and all joints, never saw a crack or problem. do you think he was making it up and actually went under a low lying bridge in florida and smacked it. ??????? he had to have monterey make a new arch for it and it has been down there for 10 months at a monterey suggested repair shop. he said it might be done in a month.
I have a dinghy attached to the swim platform of a 2008 290 by a Weaver arch davit system, a weaver lever on the dinghy and a 60 lb motor. Total weight is less than 200 lbs. To make it easier to lift the dinghy out of the water to vertical, I want to add a U bolt to the underside of the arch then run a detachable 4:1 pulley system. The reason for utilizing the arch is that it gives a better angle to raise the dinghy and decrease resistance. Will the arch support the pull? Any suggestions as to reinforcing the U bolt.? Other suggestions welcomed.