Our davit has four arms; The top two have motors attached to them. These either lift the pudgy out of the water or lower it into it. The bottom are designed to be hoisted by rope to support the dinghy form beneath it. (And since we have a new, shorter dinghy, that's where we slung some netting.) Bringing these up are done by hand; a rope is attached on the end with a shackle, and we haul on a rope that runs through a pulley which lifts the arm, then we tie it off. Turns out, one of these shackles was missing. Which meant that the arm really wasn't supporting the boat anymore. Thus the bouncing.
It's always friggin' something. At least it wasn't our understanding of physics.
|The place is picturesque. Blue sky, blue water, |
... little yellow dinghy
The weather reports are more favorable tomorrow so we'll try again. We know that the bus Jesse is taking has this location as a stop, so he can join us here if need be.