Re: Take apart passagemak

Posted by John Pollard on Mar 23, 2007


We have a Take-Apart PMD. I believe the double forward bulkheads are the same thickness dimension as the standard bulkheads (9mm?). The upper pair of bolts are backed with washers. The lower pair is permanently epoxied into lumber reinforcements that are affixed to the forward side of the forward bulkhead (inside the air chamber). When all four bolts are snugged, the entire boat becomes a single monolithic hull, i.e. in use you won't notice that it is comprised of two-parts.

I don't see any reason why the PMD couldn't be hung from davits with the bow section nested. In fact, that might be the best way to do it. I don't know whether the PMD would survive being filled with rain water while hanging from the davits, but I'd be even more worried about the davits. Ordinarily you'd install a drain plug in the bottom of your tender if you were going to hang it from davits -- whether you choose a PMD or some other dinghy. Hope this helps.

In Response to: Take apart passagemaker by DJ on Mar 23, 2007