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Re: Anyone have their davits set up for one person to use?

Lowering. Easy, just stand in the middle and hold both lines.

Raising. Side to side. Really, it would be a lot of weight to do at once, which would mean more tackle and more friction, or winches.... and not easier. Because the blocks swivel and have cam cleats, I don't have to walk side to side, only pull right, pull left, pull right.... And there's no harm in lefting a few feet at a time.

As everyone has suggested, a 6:1 tackle and cam cleats is the way to go. So easy my girl could manage it when she was 13.

Sail Delmarva: Better Purchase for Dingy Davits

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber

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