Originally Posted by Mycroft
Jim, where do you store your outboard? I take it you lift
it up amidships using the halyard?
Yep, that's what we do: dinghy
alongside with the motor just aft of the shrouds, lift motor off the transom, walk the halyard aft, which raises the motor some more, reach the storage
mount on the stern pulpit/arch and deposit it there. Can be done single handed (requires careful marking of the halyard or many trips back and forth) but is much easier with two hands.
The process is reversed to mount the o/b on the dink. REquires some coordination if there is much of a sea running and the dink bouncing about, but it can be done in surprisingly rough conditions.
Incidentally, we note that having the dinghy near the pitch
center for the boat
makes it easier than with the dink at the stern. Conversely, if the boat is rolling much the process gets more difficult... in fact can be dangerous with the motor dangling from the top of a 65 foot mast