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Dinghy lift

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pjbharrison says:

Have a look at this on ebay

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busy home [deleted] says:

Why not tow it from nose high on the pushpit? ,
The deck space is to small to keep it on ,
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pjbharrison says:

True Ron. It's more for the 840. I just thought it was a nifty idea for the less athletic, large boat sailor.
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busy home [deleted] says:

OK
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pjbharrison says:

Could be used for an unconscious MOB
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busy home [deleted] says:

Would suit Aeolus, (paramedic with a large dinghy)
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Skykomish E29 says:

I have the same dinghy as you Ron
bought as a result of your recommendation
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busy home [deleted] says:

I m delighted with mine .. Ian has one as well. We had to take the mooring chain out to the beach (accross the river) last weekend
If we used the Zodiac we would have been very wet. Not a drop over the front. Only penalty is the weight, but i towed mine last year up the stern no problems,, I blew mine up when I got it and have not topped it up yet! (I carry It on the roof)
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sailing bye1 says:

I am still using a 1969 Avon redstart bought new. I ripped the bag today any chance of a claim under waranty!!!
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Skykomish E29 says:

I was going to ask you about that Ron, having had my dinghy out on the lawn to attempt to wrestle it back into it's bag ( almost achieved) I decided that it is going to be a bit of a handful to inflate on the deck so propose to tow it behind, similar to Blue, when i think that I may need it, how well does it tow? and do I need to have it pulled in close to the stern of the Achilles, nose out of the water to stop it flipping over, as I understand that Blue has warned of potential risks of this.
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busy home [deleted] says:

Lift it out up the pushpit toStop the suction effect, (Check the drag by holding the painter!) It has to be really blowing to tip over not a prob nomally,, I removed the floor boards and seat to reduce weight ,I
use the inflatable Zodiac seat. I made up two wheels that fit into the hand holds and have elastic straps around tubes to help on the beach ( Iput gear in and motor on then wheel down the slip) They have to be removed to motor out though the drag is toooo much,,
At first I thought I had made a mistake buying a heavy dinghy but
the advantages are worth it.
With two of you its not a problem,
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pjbharrison says:

What type/make of dinghys have you got, Ron & Malcolm?
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Skykomish E29 says:

Compass is the make, has huge tubes which means it is a very dry ride (unlike most) has a large load carrying capacity, and got a fairly good write up in PBO's tender test.
Ron got his very very cheap, mine wasn't such a bargain but still good value in comparison to competitors.
I shall look up the details for you when I can find them
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