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Old 12-07-2016, 06:53   #16
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Re: How to keep dinghy from swinging/chafing?

Fenders - We do the same. Two fenders hung off the transom, and then hold the dingy against those. Seems to work fine.
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Re: How to keep dinghy from swinging/chafing?

We just did 390 nm up the east coast of Australia. Our dinghy was swinging a bit when we left Pittwater so rigged spring lines and a bow and stern line from the dinghy to aft cleats. Never squeeked or moved on the trip, despite being tagged hard on a few occasions by waves deflected from the transoms or hitting the dinghy hull directly. The only water that went into the dinghy was a few drops at a time.
I will be using some ratchet straps as a secondary support for offshore trips in the future as per Tuskie's post above.
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Old 18-07-2016, 12:46   #18
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Re: How to keep dinghy from swinging/chafing?

I very much appreciate the replies, and it's clear there are a number of different solutions.

So I showed up at the boat with two furniture ratchet straps, the two davit extension arms that came with the boat, and a renewed resolve.

And i don't feel like i really figured it out. i think perhaps I should give up sailing. or at least dinghying.

Do you think, if you don't mind taking the time, post a picture or two showing how you solved your issue? @enjaku, @Greene, how you mount those fenders? @timbenner, @faa50, your cool-sounding but complicated rigging scheme?

And thank you to @Scottster and @DavefromNZ for the pics (and so many other advicey things)
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Re: How to keep dinghy from swinging/chafing?

The dinghy is supported by the normal lifting lines, the 25 mm S/S straps fore and aft hold the dinghy down and into the two permanently mounted rectangular pad fenders on the davits. Totally stopping any movement.

The 50 mm straps are only there when off shore in case the lifting lines chaff through and let the dinghy drop. They will hold it in place.

Nobody ever lost a dinghy off the back because they had to many lines attaching it.

The most important thing is stop it moving and rubbing this will prematurely wear the dinghy out.

I always raise it at night and just attach the 25mm straps this stops it swinging back and forth. (nothing more annoying than the gentle squeak of a dinghy in a quiet anchorage)

If you need to leave in a hurry at night at least it is secure to move and one less thing to worry about. Nothing worse than running over your own dinghy in the dark.






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Re: How to keep dinghy from swinging/chafing?

FYI While searching for fenders, I found these that fit really well, and are mighty affordable. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007XDB7O/
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Re: How to keep dinghy from swinging/chafing?

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FYI While searching for fenders, I found these that fit really well, and are mighty affordable. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007XDB7O/

great thanks. copied your idea and works like charm. No movement at all even in rough seas.
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