Originally Posted by Landlockedpirate
....... ..... and attach a a strap directly to the 2 tow eyes on the side of the bow.
I didn't think that would work and it didn't, at least for me. When I brought the 2 tow eyes to a common point to lift, they squeeze in on the sides as I thought they might and that didn't look healthy for the dink. I think I will have to make a spreader bar to prevent this. My next observation was when I pulled upwards to lift it by the towing eyes, it just didn't look good for the towing eyes because they were glued and designed for a forward pull and not an upward pull. Keep in mind that when I hang my dink on davits, I always keep the bow higher for drainage. This higher angle will probably make the dink want to slide backwards. I guess I could put another strap under the dink and through the tow eyes to prevent it from sliding backwards.
Does anyone else here use the towing eyes for lifting points?
Am I worrying needlessly?