Tender handling system

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The “Tender Handling System” is a factory option that sounded very good on paper and seemed to be a very useful addition to the boat, despite a rather steep price tag. I ordered it and it turns out to be the only option that I took which I would not repeat. The system consists of a steel assembly to attach to the end of the transom which has rollers for the dinghy to slide up on and a jeep style automotive electric winch to pull the dinghy up into the garage with. I find myself using rubberized mats instead of the rollers and pulling up by hand to be more efficient. I am thinking of getting a somewhat larger dinghy and perhaps then this system will show some value.

Zanshin dinghy garage reorganized Although it still looks unseamlike, it was much worse before I cleaned it up a bit this day.
(2012-03-01 15:39:55 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/400s] ISO 100 Focus 2.24m)
Zanshin dinghy garage reorganized
Zanshin's dinghy garage The dinghy garage cleaned up, with the roller system for loading the dinghy aboard seen on the right and the big air pump seen at the top.
(2011-12-26 22:24:45 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.0, 1/60s] ISO 100 Focus 2.66m)
Zanshin's dinghy garage
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