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Re: Securing dinghy on davits
Way to go!
Using the topping lift, particularly while underway, is a pretty good idea. Assuming your boom isn't at risk of coming downing your head. Do you have a rigid vang?
I thought I would add that I slip an anti-chafe sleeve over the strap that wraps around the tube.
Unfortunately, if those ratchets aren't stainless steal, they will corrode quickly.
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