No not at all. I installed Weaver Snap Ups with the Quick Kit, so I remove them when we are not using our dinghy. Real slick. We sailed the Pacific Ocean
over the last 2 years out of San Diego
. Big swell and all, the dinghy does not touch the water when heeled. We move the boat to Seattle
and sail Puget Sound
and the Islands. Again, the Weaver sanp ups work great.ps. They allow me to raise the boat 12" from the water level. I have a brand new Achillies 10'-3" LSI Inflatable
. It works great and was significantly less expensive than Garhauer davits
and also a lot more elegant of a solution.