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Cost savings on a Dinghy lift harness/tackle kit

As I consider the cost of raising the dinghy the blocks can get very expensive. As most of these are designed for holding loads on sails etc they are a bit of overkill in design but the multiple pulleys are needed to ease the weight of the load coming up. In addition a heavier line is easier on the hands but harder on the pocketbook.

Has anyone seen or used an unconventional source or design that is still marine proof and resists the salt water environment. I tried REI and the climbing route but no success there as their equipment is for a different purpose.

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Re: Cost savings on a Dinghy lift harness/tackle kit

Try surplus or salvage blocks from rigging, marine consignment. My dinghy only weighs 100lbs, so a simple block and tackle will do.
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