Thread: Dinghy hoisting
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:50 AM   #8
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Being a lifelong sailor, I tend to gravitate to the simple and the mechanical. As such, I don't think your system is all that bad. I would lurk around chandleries that have used sailing equipment or swap meets and find two boomvang setups or or mainsheet setups for smaller boats. Use two of them as you have already. You will get better purchase and have a cleat built into the block. You could raise both ends of the dink simultaneously with one had on each line, or raise bow and stern alternatively as you likely do now.

Premade Boomvang.

Make up your own:

There are many old folks like me that have this type of used hardware gathering dust in boxes and bags in garages and attics all over.

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