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Anyone have their davits set up for one person to use?
My current davit setup is "temporary" to say the least. I would post a photo but then I would loose what shreds of brackish credibility I may have here. My problem with half-measure temporary fixes is that sometimes they work and when they do, I'd rather go sailing than spend the day fixing them... My sailing season has likely come to an end this year so I can now focus on projects.
My current davit setup, and planned future upgrades, are pretty standard. Two stainless arms, some pulleys on each, and TWO ropes to lower the tender. Problem is that it takes two to lower or raise. I "could" raise or lower the tender by doing it 3 feet at a time on each side and cleating off each side, but that's not quick nor easy.
Anyone have suggestions for making the davits solo-friendly?
I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
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