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Old 06-15-2009
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For the first couple years with the setup that came with my boat I raised the dingy almost up to the davits to shorten its swing and then pulled it in with lines to cram it against the outboard mounted on my stern rail.
Then I got sick of the Caribe taking up the whole view to the rear so now I carry it lower and place a padded seat that I cobbled up years ago for a different dingy in between the dingy and the stern for padding and bring it in tight with lines again. One of these days .....I'd like to cobble up some kind of arms to attach to the dingy from the stern rail to make it almost one solid unit for when things get really bouncy, but it hasn't even made it to my To.... Do...... List yet
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