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Old 06-15-2009
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Originally Posted by Vasco View Post
Your dinghy should have no movement at all. Use ratchet straps. I have four of them on my 10'06" AB with a 15 hp Yamaha on it. Two straps from bow and stern to the opposite quarter and two straps to hold the dink in with a slight upward pull. Check this site out for good info on dinks and davits.
Ocean Marine Systems - Davits, Rails, Lifts, and Platforms.
Ocean Marine Systems - Davits, Rails, Lifts, and Platforms.
This is similar to how we do it, but without the ratcheting straps. How do those hold up in salt water?

My final decision on this was that it was just too much of a pain in the butt. We hauled it behind us pretty much everywhere. If making a crossing, it is probably best to throw it on deck. In the ICW... we wouldn't dare put it on davits with all the thoughtless captain's of the Sport's Fish. It pretty much got to where the only time it was raised is when anchored where it might not be there in the morning otherwise. However,, crisscrossing with multiple lines (we tied them) worked best for us to minimize swing.

- CD

PS MAKE SURE YOU TAKE OUT THE PLUG!!!!!! Or you may wake up to ripped out davits/dink.
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