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Old 14-07-2013, 09:09   #1
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Best place for a NON-INFLATABLE LIFEBOAT to be placed

On a normal size cruising boat with a pilothouse, like 39', let's say you have a non inflatable lifeboat with you. In other words, it's a solid dingy like Portland Pudgy. Where in the cruising sailboat is the best and easiest place to access to the lifeboat in an unlikely event of an emergency?
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Old 14-07-2013, 10:29   #2
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Re: Best place for a NON-INFLATABLE LIFEBOAT to be placed

First, maybe a bit nit picky but I don't think a typical hard dinghy would technically qualify as a lifeboat. Might be a backup for a liferaft and, if unsinkable maybe a primary option but as designed anbd built these are primarily dinghies.

As far as placement, I think it is a more an issue of where it will fit on the boat more than the best place. On a cruising boat that size you have two options.

If the "lifeboat" is not too heavy you can hang it on davits.

The only other place to put it is on the foredeck in front of the mast.
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