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Old 02-12-2011, 05:59 AM   #4
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City: Southampton
Country: BERMUDA
Vessel Name: ANDROMEDA
Vessel Model: MAINSHIP 400
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RE: securing the dinghy

DINGHY PAINTERAlways secure dinghy using two very long dinghy *3/8 " *3 strand lines.
At Anchor secure Dinghy way out beyond the transom <<<< vortex say *40/ 50 feet back.
Never use short dinghy lines.

That is a 5/8 x 20 ft line *attached at each end forward and aft end between 2 convenient stanchion bases, this acts as a "GRAB LINE" when coming along port side *with a dinghy in a sea way ,hold on to this *till *both dinghy lines are secured.
also it you have to throw a dinghy line and you miss fire you have a second line to go with.

While i am at it , make up a 100 ft *heaving line with a golf ball and monkey fist stow in a bucket.

Coil on left hand, Back hand throw with right hand. Tennis any one ?

Donald & Mavis
Mainship 400
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