SailNet Community - View Single Post - Are davits a safety issue for coastal cruising?
View Single Post
  #15  
Old 02-27-2012
SVAuspicious's Avatar
SVAuspicious SVAuspicious is offline
Mermaid Hunter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
Posts: 3,152
Thanks: 0
Thanked 81 Times in 70 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SVAuspicious will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCP View Post
Having it on the bow is probably as dangerous or more than having it on davits. If you have a problem on the front sail or need to change for a storm sail the dinghy makes it dangerous to go and stay forward working.
I think that varies from boat to boat. I carry my Caribe L9 upside down between the mast and inner forestay. The storm staysail is hanked on and bagged atop the dinghy. The dinghy provides a great step and seat for working at the mast. There is still plenty of room to move past it on both sides. When I do have to work on the bow the dinghy proves to be great to wedge against.
__________________
sail fast and eat well, dave
S/V Auspicious
AuspiciousWorks.com
beware "cut and paste" sailors.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook