It's not always locals you have to worry about taking your dink in the middle of the night.
Being unable to pull our dingy onto the bow or even out of the water
arriving back to the boat one evening when it was blowing 20 knots. We attached it to the bow eye and then to the stern cleat with a 15' painter. The winds topped off at 55 knots that night and pulled that bow eye right out of the fiberglass
floor about 0300. The dingy was found about a half mile behind us on the rocks, the motor in 4' of water
with the gas tank floating on top like a buoy.
We learned that lesson the hard way.