If you choose to use the topping lift
raising the pole tip to center the dingy, you will need a down haul on the pole as well. At some point the pole will pass a point of now return if you don't. In my post above, I maybe didn't explain well enough that I tie a 1/4" line roughly 10 feet long to the tip of the pole with a turning block (small) on the other end that takes the halyard
line thru it. I have it measured to be long enough to reach the center ring of the bridal, and long enough to lower the dingy over the side without touching the boat with the pole level. What it is doing is bringing the hoisting halyard
back to more or less center of the pole rather than the tip of the pole. The topping lift
just manages keeping the pole in control. To hoist, I raise the tip of the pole with the topping lift to a shallower angle to get the halyard line over the center point. If I used the tip of the pole, it would be a very steep angle to center the line and difficult to pull down with the boat on it.
could probably give you the dimensions on a three point bridal that will fit your model of boat. AB did it for me. I used 1/8 inch wire rope
, a 1/4 inch ring and nicro pressed the lines to the ring on one end and shackles on the other three ends. The dingy already and tie down pad eyes on the stern, and I added a pad eye on the inside bow. It hangs level when hoisted. I leave the motor
on the dingy. I ordered the chocks from EMT in Ft Lauderdale, and they had the template for the dingy model I have.