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Old 09-26-2012
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Re: Anyone have their davits set up for one person to use?

I do the side to side dance -

The only way I could see doing away with the dance is to put a turning block on the davits and another amid ships, they would need guide blocks/eyes as well.

By the time you get done doing that you'd have so much induced friction you'd likely need a winch as well - and the lines would have to be of equal length (not likely).

You could rig a four point hoist onto the dinghy and connect to a single lift line (like some trawlers do), but you better eat your wheaties because that's going to be a heck of a pull to get a dinghy up (e.g., my 115 pound RIB and it's 50 pound motor).
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