Not having a Getaway, I can't answer all your questions, but here are a couple...
Vic Holmstrom wrote:
Since we will be living on a canal with indirect access to a harbor and the ocean, we must be able to motor out to open water. This will require an outboard bracket and outboard motor. I am looking at the Honda 2hp, since it only weighs 27lbs. Is 2hp enough to move the Getaway at say 5mph and what type of bracket would be best suited for it?
I know there is a motor bracket available for sale but I'm not sure where exactly. I think a 2HP motor would be plenty to push the Getaway along at a decent clip. You might also consider an electric fishing motor as a lighter alternative.
Have owners used a trailer type device to launch Hobies from their yards, then winch them back up? I really need your advice and suggestions on launching and retrieving.
Not sure about the davit thing, but I don't see any reason why you couldn't build some sort of carriage from your yard down to the water with a winch. Sounds like a neat project, actually.