First, change the lifting tackle so that you can lift
TIGHT against the davits--you may have to play with the attachment points. Unless it is up tight, I doubt there is any sure solution.
Our tricing lines are spare dock
lines, run from the davit cleats
(very large), to tip of the davits (beyond the bocks), under the boat
cris-cross, and back up to the cleats
. I can't imagine dropping the tender
, as we can disconect the lifting tackle and still stays in place. The tender can go flat and it still stays there.
Takes only a minute to do or un-do. I have no need for ratchets, as there is only so much tension I wish to put on an inflatable
tube, and I can easily get that with 2 firm snaps of the line while pulling on the cleat; perhaps it is a difference in geometry. This also requires no additional gear
, since you won't need the docklines and tricing at the same time.
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