Originally Posted by Rustic Charm
Because if you just use a halyard to lift it on it's own, you drag the dingy up over the sides, running the risk of damaging your paint
work on your boat and damaging the dingy.
Fair enough - doing it alone then?
I've always done it with the halyard literally thousands of times. My dinghy
never stays in the water
so it comes up and down that way sometimes several times a day.
and if there are two of you then it's not a problem, the dinghy
never touches the sides. One holds the dinghy off. By leaning on the halyard one person can hold a very heavy dinghy off the side even in a breeze with movement.
A cruising boat shouldn't have such delicate paintwork, that'll only lead to tears
Tweed's World | A high latitude sailor preparing for tropical cruising