I have a 58' Navigator Pilothouse. The old dinghy was a 8' Caribe with bad tubes and water sloshing in the fiberglass hull. It sat in a cradle on top of the main salon. The davit is a single boom mounted on the starboard side with a 800# capacity. One of the issues is that my boat is best suited to be tied up on the starboard side, i.e. power cable, blackwater tank, and hatch by the main helm. It appears that I would have to extend the davit out so that I could offload the dinghy on the port side. To do that, I would have to derate the capacity something fierce! That silly Caribe probably weighs 500# and I gave it to one of the marina guys. I've been looking at lightweight dinghies similar to the Gig Harbor Boatworks 10' Navigator (I like the model name!). It is 10' long and because it is made out of Kevlar, weighs 75#. 10' is a bit short and they don't make a 12'. I also looked at Porta botes. They offer a 12.5' that weighs in at 85#. I realize that the weights listed are sans outboards, so I would have to factor that in. Does anyone out there know of a quality lightweight dinghy that doesn't have air tubes? Oh and that marina guy drilled a hole in the bottom and drained the water out. He then patched the hole and fixed the crack by the keel. His young daughter was coming to spend the summer with him, so he was going to give it to her. I told him that he would be the father of the year if he painted the daughters name on it. He did and the girl will see it next week. How cool is that? Thanks!