Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Re: Caribbean, What works and doesn't
Stainless steel chain, separate lock on engine (thatís what they want) and raise it. Keep the dinghy. No T/T on dinghy decreases risk of break in to main vessel. We even removed our ols state numbers as well.
I have a SS sheathed wire cable, but rarely ever use it. Only a few times have I locked up the dink on a bareboat, to the transom overnight. The cable can clunk around all night, in sportier conditions. I have used mine on the rarest occasion in New England, but only at relatively abandon dinghy docks in bigger cities.
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In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.