After some dinghy davit use we are getting it down. We now only raise the dinghy with the stern (of the dinghy) on the port side (of the sail boat). This makes securing it with straps easier because it fits now only one way.
You can see the two staps here in an X. We will have two made from jack line soon. We are playing with the lenght for now. One is a sail tie.
Straps keep the dinghy from moving around in wakes or swells or higher winds. This is a good way for when the engine is mounted on the stern also. It used to be we would raise the dinghy with the bow on the port so the engine weight would be on the light side of the boat, the starboard. Raising the dinghy with the motor and fuel tank and dinghy anchor and chain with rode along with the seat bag stuff was a chore. Debbie could do it but we would need to use the winch and crank it up on the engine side. A lot of cranking but it was way easier than a straight pull and that is with 6.1 Harkin davit blocks. Debbie and I were talking about how to make it better and I suggested an electric winch handle I had seen advertised, saying I wish we had an electric winch. Debbie mentioned we had the electric windlass. I thought where have I been?? Yes it is an electric winch and gets little use.