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Old 02-02-2017, 06:33 PM   #5
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Marty: I forgot what the ends of your davits look like, but as you know, I put a couple of simple shackle pulleys on mine and used single Amsteel Grey 5400 lb. line so I can get maximum lift right to the end of the pulley. When at the top, the pulleys are at maybe 35 degrees or more to the outside.... preferable because it helps prevent lateral movement underway. A spreader bar, like Scott says, would do it, but if it is beneath your current davits, it will also take up more lifting space. You could probably shackle or clamp a home-made spreader bar on top of your current setup with just a hole or welded loop on each end, then use shackle blocks like in the photo to manage the angle. Total length from the tab on the davit where the shackle block goes through to the chain is 11 inches. Remove the unnecessary caribbeaner and its 8 inches. The chain is actually below the level of the tubes. A simple knot is tied in the Amsteel for my own convenience, but it could also be easily woven.
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