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Old 02-03-2017, 10:29 AM   #11
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City: Philadelphia, PA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Revel
Vessel Model: 1984 Fu Hwa 39
Join Date: Nov 2015
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Our davit mfr (Ocean Marine Systems Ocean Marine Systems - Davits, Rails, Lifts, and Platforms. ) insisted that the davit arms not be parallel, that the falls not be vertical, and that the dink be hauled up tight against the davit arms. They say that the not-vertical falls ensure that the dink will not flop around underway. Basically, this ensures that the effort needed to raise the dink is ever more awful the higher it gets and the falls tend to twist. I added a winch to the motor end and can now get it up w/o help.

For your setup, experiment endlessly with the order in which the falls are rigged to find the least twist given the direction you're pulling. I rerove mine about five times each...then gave up and added the winch.
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