Dinghy Tie Downs

Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by Irie308, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. flyboycj84

    flyboycj84 Member

    68
    Feb 20, 2014
    Merritt Island FL
    2008 Meridian 391
    QSB 5.9
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    I see. I was thinking of getting these in hopes it would make things easier......
     
  2. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    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.
     
  3. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    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.
     
  4. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    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.
     
  5. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    Good to know how it will be with real world conditions.
     
  6. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    I went with 2 turn buckles at the bow and 2 ratchet straps at the stern of the dink. So far so good.
     

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