We are now cruising full time, presently in Portugal
. Nice weather
When anchored, every evening and morning we have to drop and lift
to go walking with our old dog. Recently I installed some blocks to guide the dinghy lifting lines. I copied this from a mahe I saw in La Rochelle in France
How small things can make a big difference! The ergonics have become much better; sometimes I even pull both lifting lines together. Lifting the dinghy nearly becomes a pleasure.
I used simple 8 mm Lewmar
blocks; mounted on eyes with quite a 5 cm long 6mm thread.
Mounting the nuts and washers from the back side is a bit of a awkward. You need long arms; and I had to tape the nut and washers together.
Already some years ago I installed triple sheaves at the end of the davits
, like Cotemar described in a previous post. This is especially useful on the outboard
side. If I were to repeat this, I would do it only on the outbaord engine side; with these extra blocks, imo it is not worth the trouble on the bow side of the dinghy.