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Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by Irie308, Apr 22, 2019.
I see. I was thinking of getting these in hopes it would make things easier......
looks good at first glance. Question I would have is how do you manage slight differences in placement on the chocks? 2 inches forward, 2 inches back.
Maybe I am missing it - not seeing any adjustment.
I haven’t had to load it in rough water but I have had it off and on about 10 times and getting it positioned has not been an issue far. I don’t have a ton of adjustment fore and aft. With the lift all the way down the dingy slides onto the chocks with some friction and I have a mark on the side of the tube that lines up with the hydraulic piston so I center the mark on the piston then lift the platform. I put the stern turnbuckles on first as they are just off 90deg to the stern and then put the bow turnbuckle on and that puts pressure downwards and backwards to tighten the whole setup down. Time will tell when I have to load in rough conditions as to how hard it will be to get it in the correct position.
I have loaded quite a bit in rough water. As much as I try - hard to be exact. If I get within the turnbuckle adjust range I am feeling good.
Good to know how it will be with real world conditions.
I went with 2 turn buckles at the bow and 2 ratchet straps at the stern of the dink. So far so good.