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This is a waste of money, and just makes more maintenance, more failure points, and less useful than a length of line.
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I'll stand by my original post as I tried it... the issue comes in the case of an emergency and that dinghy is YOUR life raft... do you want to fiddle with why it doesn't release due to water, humidity, or corrosion or does a simple bowmans knot do the trick to getting it off deck and in use...I did the exact idea you want to use - and it took way more time to get it to release than it it did to secure it... sometimes sailor knots are your best friend and you may want to keep that in perspective....
If it's an emergency and you need to use your dinghy as a life raft, I wouldn't try to undo the ratchet straps or knots, I'd just cut them. It makes more sense

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