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Re: Caribbean, What works and doesn't
The mast halyard and bridle method would require two people, plus some method to keep from marring the topsides. One person on the winch and one on the side deck. I do pull it up this way, when storing the dink on the foredeck. However, it has no motor in those cases and I just pull it up by the bow.
Ever try using the windlass instead of a winch. It still requires two people, but it's a lot faster and safer.
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