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post #80 of Old 07-07-2011
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heavy dinghy

OK a lot of you say store it. (davits, dinghy tow, foredeck) I have a 14' Achilles (commercial with heavy wood flooring) and old 1987 25 HP OB.
The whole set-up probably weighs 350lbs. Love the speed and 8+ person capacity of this old thing.
How do you lift that dinghy on a sailboat??????? Just getting the 175lbs OB on and off on dry land is a bugger let stand in a sea or even calm water.
Therefore she must be towed, but how is still for me to find out. I'll try reverse towing with OB and transom out of the water thid weekend, as regular towing (no matter where as to wake) slows me down by 20% (1 to 1.5 KNTS) Even though she's heavy I can always pull her up close and know she is safe as that is what the Marines use.

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