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Going Dingy!

How do you get a small outboard off the rail and into the dingy? If someone were filming me yesterday they would have won America's Funniest Videos. I also now understand what a reverse pendulum is. My 8 y.o. grandson told me I was at risk of punching a hole in the floor of my very small Westmarine inflatable. I ended up on my knees manhandling the little 3.5 onto the transom. It was just as awkward getting it back on the rail. There must be a better way! So tell me old salts, seriously, how is this done?

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Joe, it's generally superfluous to post dupicate threads on multiple forums.

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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

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