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post #5 of Old 10-02-2012
PalmettoSailor
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Re: A Couple Simple Questions Regarding Dinghies

I have a 135 pound RIB that we store and transport on deck. The previous owner made modifications to the boat to allow it to tilt side to side easily to work around the stern seats with his davits. This feature makes it a lot easier for as well. We lift the dink from the water level with a spare halyard, then once it clears the lifelines, its very easy to tip onto its side then lower to lay upside down on the deck. Launching the process is reversed.

If I was super motivated I could rig a couple of blocks and use the electric capstan in the anchor locker to do the lifting but using the halyard directly to a winch doesn't require any extra set up time.

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