I thought I'd post a photo
of my very simple outboard motor lift
. Here's my strap with the D-rings on each end....
..... it's quite worn, but still servicable. I know I had it on a former boat so it's at least thirty years old.
..... Here the strap is shown placed under the outboard
and you may discern a small line from the halyard
shackle to the forward outboard handle for balance. My extended tiller handle adds a use for easy guidance during a lift
. Notice I tie the halyard
to the D-rings. I would not want a snag accidentally pulling the shackle pin and dropping my outboard! This is the same way I tie my valuable self to a bosun's chair on a lifting halyard, but I don't use the 30 year old D-ring strap when I'm hanging on the line!