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Old 08-12-2009   #1
 
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One boat in your party, maybe yours, is stuck on a rock - badly. Which tool would you rather put into play, and why: 1) Z-rig 2) Block & Tackle 3) Comealong. This question pre-supposes that all the pieces and parts are there, and people involved have the skill, knowledge, and judgment to set up and use any of these items sensibly. To me, the Why is the most important part of this thread. Yeah, I want to figure out which one to carry myself.

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4) Chuck Fucking Norris.
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Actually, you want THIS... or at least I do:

Maasdam Pow R-Rope Puller

It's a ROPE come-along. Throw in some pulley's and you've got major mechanical advantage.
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useless. why not just use the z drag technique and multiply your points on the rope for lots, lots more power.
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Useless? Really? The Maasdam unit starts with 10:1 leverage. A z-drag has 3:1. If you have a big, heavy raft or cat fully loaded for a multiday, I think the rope come-along could be really useful.
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Why screw around, Mount a winch on your raft...
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Useless? Really? The Maasdam unit starts with 10:1 leverage. A z-drag has 3:1. If you have a big, heavy raft or cat fully loaded for a multiday, I think the rope come-along could be really useful.
The ad says it has a 1500 lb. capacity, which isn't nearly enough for a lot of gear boats.
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None of the above ---- deflate!
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None of the above ---- deflate!
That would be my first choice. Not that I done that before or had to use that technique.
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"The ad says it has a 1500 lb. capacity, which isn't nearly enough for a lot of gear boats."

Do you want the rig to float afterward, or are you looking for enough pulling capacity to tear it off in pieces?
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