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Old 05-10-2012, 11:34 AM   #13
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City: Whittier AK
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Apache II
Vessel Model: 1974 Donald Jones
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,147
No fun loosing a dink overboard.

I was carrying the dink on the back deck. I wasn't watching close enough as a large Bayliner passed me on step. Close enough to touch with a boat hook.

Anyway the dink went over the side and flipped over.

It created a suction that I had to use my hydraulic davit to break it loose, just to get it turned over. I litterally could not lift it off the surface of the water.

A good safe way to launch and retreive the dink is imperative.

If you can't repair it maybe it shouldn't be on the boat
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