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Old 23-05-2012, 17:59   #16
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Re: Loading inflatable onto deck of sailboat

Ha! my error, I meant to say "alongside the Chainplates" .... spreaders would be great though!!! haha
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Old 23-05-2012, 18:04   #17
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Along side the spreaders!?!?!? You mean like up the mast along side the spreaders??? That'll keep outboard theft down!!!
Yup, that'll do it.
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Old 23-05-2012, 19:28   #18
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Re: Loading inflatable onto deck of sailboat

I played the dink-on-a-halyard game for years and years, and let me just observe that a good set of davits is worth its weight in stainless.

You hook up the dink,
you crank it up,
and you're done.
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I played the dink-on-a-halyard game for years and years, and let me just observe that a good set of davits is worth its weight in stainless.

You hook up the dink,
you crank it up,
and you're done.
YES, YEs, Yes... I've tried to convince others on this forum, but some are worried about getting caught out in the "perfect storm" with the dink on the davits. Hell....... I say if that ever happens just cut it free! Probably what you'd have to do with a dingy on deck anyway. Davits are easily in the top few cruising must haves on my list....
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Old 24-05-2012, 15:44   #20
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Re: Loading inflatable onto deck of sailboat

But they would get in the way of the windvane!!!

And the mizzen boom!!!
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But they would get in the way of the windvane!!!

And the mizzen boom!!!

Not to mention the asthetics!!
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Re: Loading Inflatable Onto Deck of Sailboat

If it's a lot of work getting the dink on board with a halyard, consider leading halyard to your windlass (assuming you have electric windlass). We set up our boats with a turning block forward of the mast for that reason. It's mainly used to hoist my 82+ kg up the rig but would work for a dink. When we hoist the dinghy, we're able to manage it easily enough with the self tailer on the mast but our dinghy is much lighter than the average cruiser's RIB with big outboard.
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But they would get in the way of the windvane!!!

And the mizzen boom!!!
This is so true! Our 1984 Camper - Nicholson 58 ketch is traditional lines with long overhanging transom pinched down to 6 feet wide. Mizzen boom is beyond the transom. By the time you consider the life ring, life sling, grill and transom quarter seats, outboard engine davit and motor bracket, lazerette access and aft cabin hatch there is not a spot left. Forget about solar panels or windmill.

We have to stow our 9-1/2 foot Carribe RIB on the deck ahead of the mast. It has to set cross-wise since there are three forward stays. That pretty well blocks access to the foredeck. Getting it on board is easy using the spinaker halyard withthe 15 HP Merc on its bracket. The only other option is on port or stbd side ahead of the mast and against the rail. This might mean tacking the dink if the weather is rough.
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