I'm not sure what you mean by raising the stern for dodger clearance but it seems that would interfere with the boom -- there's not much clearance as it is. If you're going to have a removable transom I think you're into the realm of a nesting dinghy.
It might be possible to make a dinghy that "fits" over the cabin
trunk and doubles as a dodger, but I think it's beyond my imagination. Certainly visibility and ingress/egress would be compromised. Best idea I've heard here is the inset for the outboard
that allows the transom to "wrap" around the mast. This also points the narrower bow towards the cockpit
which in turn would improve forward visibility. The inset might also allow you to carry a 7' dinghy forward of the mast and still leave room for the windlass
. With the right dimensions, it might "wrap" around the cabin
trunk perfectly. My 8' dinghy almost fits in this position as it is except for the bow cleat and a few inches of windlass placement.
And yes, it is a Lofrans
Manual and other than its slow operation, I really like it. In my younger years I'd have just hauled it up by hand but with a 35 lb. anchor
and 150+ ft. of 5/16 high test chain my old back needs some mechanical help.
Here's a video of it in action: Atom Voyages - Lofrans Manual Windlass Demonstration