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Old 02-05-2019, 09:33   #16
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Re: Dinghy Anti - Foul

i found keeping dink out of water at night did the trick. here if not raised out of water theft can be a reality, same as everywhere. when i hadto bring dink onto beach daily, there was no growth at all.
i tried bottom paint on various dinks-- prefer the lift out method to painting. is cleaner, is smoother, and prevents theft.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:57   #17
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Re: Dinghy Anti - Foul

Well, I adapted my existing sling with just a piece of line.
Itís hanging by the spare Halyard now. I was surprised at how tough it is to hoist it, itís all the Milwaukee drill can do to do it.
Dinghy is 117 lbs, engine 99 lbs, 5 gls fuel and tank maybe 45, anchor, chaps, life vest et all another 25 lbs?
Total maybe 300 lbs with a couple of gallons of water in it from the rain?
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Well, I adapted my existing sling with just a piece of line.
Itís hanging by the spare Halyard now. I was surprised at how tough it is to hoist it, itís all the Milwaukee drill can do to do it.
Dinghy is 117 lbs, engine 99 lbs, 5 gls fuel and tank maybe 45, anchor, chaps, life vest et all another 25 lbs?
Total maybe 300 lbs with a couple of gallons of water in it from the rain?
What size halyard winch do you have? We hoist ours--by handcrank--with a Lewmar 16 without a problem.

Just an odd-ball hint when you hoist the dinghy by the halyard at anchor. It is a good idea to lift it with the bow facing AFT. I know almost nobody does this, because it looks a bit odd, but in a sudden blow it can make the difference between the wind getting under the bow and flipping it, or not.

When we hoist the dinghy by the halyard, we always have the painter tied on so if a front blows through we can drop it in a hurry. You really don't want the dink hanging on a halyard in a t-storm gusting 50 knots...
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Re: Dinghy Anti - Foul

Lewmar 40, in low speed
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Re: Dinghy Anti - Foul

In the long run, it saves time and money to just raise your dinghy at night. As a plus, it is not bumping your boat and making other noises while you sleep. The best reason though is that it will not wander off on it's own or with someone's help during the night. We always raise our dinghy and have never had to clean marine growth
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Re: Dinghy Anti - Foul

Aluminium dinghy, or anything aluminium requires special anti fouling without copper.
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Re: Dinghy Anti - Foul

I like Pettit Hydrocoat Eco. No copper, so it's safe on aluminum. Water based, so it's a pleasure to apply (no nasty fumes). And it's flexible, so it won't flake off the tube. It wipes off easily with solvent, so it can be removed for patching if needed.
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