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BJPK posted 10-31-2005 06:15 AM ET (US)   Profile for BJPK   Send Email to BJPK  
[What are the dimension of a proper lifting bridle for a 2002 130 SPORT?}

I am an active member at a local sailing association and I am [planning to] use [their] 2000-lb-capacity hoist to pull my 2002 130 Sport out of the water instead using a town ramp.

I have a 3 points of contact, two stearn cleats and the bow eye, and I seek recomendations on the dimensions of a "bridle". I realize the Boston Whaler boat's center of gravity is key to the dimensions.

Does anyone have any experience with this matter. I have to pull the boat this Friday :-(


Plotman posted 10-31-2005 09:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Plotman  Send Email to Plotman     
I would NOT lift your boat using the cleats as an attatchment point for a lifting bridle. They aren't designed for it and it is even money in my book whether you tear them out. Older whalers have lifting eyes throgh bolted in the transom. They might be able to be installed in your 13 if you have access to a point on the interior of the transom where you have plywood/whale board in the transom to take the loads.
BJPK posted 10-31-2005 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for BJPK  Send Email to BJPK     
I have through bolt hardware that goes thru the transom. An eye is on the outboard side and a cleat is bolted to the inboard side. In general, I am not a big fan of the deck mounted cleats. The boys and I have been able to leave the decks clear of them :-)
Plotman posted 10-31-2005 02:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Plotman  Send Email to Plotman     
If that is how your sten cleats are mounted, then they might works as lifting points. I'd call bw customer service and ask them rather than relying on us for a definative go ahead.
jimh posted 11-01-2005 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     

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