The two dory tackles were used to lift the dories off the deck and into the water. These lines are run from the shrouds down to the rail. There are two identical dory tackles – one on the port side and one on the starboard side.
The dory tackle starts with a block seized to the shroud. It is positioned about halfway down the aft-most shroud on the fore mast.
A really long line is seized to another block, then run up through the block on the shroud.
The line then comes down to the rail, where it passes through a hook and runs back up to the block. The free end is then belayed to the sheer pole.