Ok, lets assume we are really lucky fishing and we hook into a monster halibut or salmon shark. For the sake or arguement let's say the fish is 300 plus.
With only the wife and I on board I know for a fact we could not gaff it and pull it over the gunnels. It was all my brother and I could do to pull over a 175 pound halibut once.
The cleats on my boat are thru bolted and I was tossing around the idea of buying a small block and tackle, attaching it to two cleats on the other side of the boat, tieing the fish around the tail and then pulling it into the boat (after it was dead of course). With us helping it along with gaffs
Sure hope we run into this "problem" someday and am looking to some input as to if my idea is a good one. Looking for other ideas as well that will work.