Join Date: Sep 2007
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Re: Dinghy davit help
I agree 6:1 - make life easy.
My RIB weighs 115 pounds, the engine adds 55 and the crap in the dinghy adds another 15 or so.
Then again, if you are raising the dinghy yourself going from side to side you are NOT only pulling up 1/2 the weight. It doesn't work like that as it's not balanced in the middle. I can pull it up hand over hand, but the wife can't.
For a extra 20 bucks per block and bit more rope keep life easy, your back will appreciate it, and so will your spouse.
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