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No, I don't really like slings... they are more difficult to work with than properly installed lifting eyes IMHO. Also, if the straps of the sling aren't positioned properly, the dinghy can slip out while being moved... and that's going to cause some damage to whatever it lands on. With lifting eyes, you just don't have to worry about position... either you've clipped into the lifting eye or you haven't. Much simpler and safer IMHO.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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