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Old 12 May 2011, 12:37   #1
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Fitting D rings to a RIB

I have just bought a small rib as a tender to my sailing yacht. I need to fit some rings onto it so that i can lift it with my two davits on the stern of my yacht. My question is do i fit these rings on the GRP deck of the rib or the tubes. I think they should be on the GRP deck and if so how would i fit them and what rings should i buy? The rib and engine weigh about 140kg
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Old 12 May 2011, 12:53   #2
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Hi Maurice and welcome to the forum. I think I would be fitting them to the deck but try to locate them where you won't be constantly tripping over them. I would think 8mm ones would be an appropriate size. You might make sure you put a pad underneath too to spread the load.

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Old 12 May 2011, 13:29   #3
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I would stick two thru the transom, fit an inner bow eye and the job is done. That's how they have lifted ours at Humbers, which may or may not be an example of best practise
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