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post #20 of Old 06-16-2009
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Both s/v Footloose and s/v Slapdash (both Geminis) had snapped stanchions/davits on ocean crossings. seems to me that lashing the dinghy to the deck is just a better idea, esp in the seas they were encountering. Even if the dingy is weight-wise, well under specified load, the slamming and angle would eventually over stress the system, OR MY NERVES!
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