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Old 30-09-2015, 09:56   #1
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Dinghy Placement

I have a 10' 6" Aluminimum bottomed inflatable dinghy with no room on the foredeck without removing my cutter stay and am leaving Canada for Bermuda.Can I carry my dinghy upside down on the davits on my stern incase I take a wave over the stern?I have never seen it done sailing the great lakes and this will be my first experience of offshore cruising.
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Old 30-09-2015, 13:50   #2
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Re: Dinghy Placement

I think its less about water getting into the raft and that of a large appendage aft, which is very rough seas is going to be a problem, deflate and secure to the main deck.
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Old 30-09-2015, 14:02   #3
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Re: Dinghy Placement

Neat idea, I don't see why it wouldn't work, definitely seems better than having the dinghy in the davits.

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Old 30-09-2015, 14:21   #4
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Neat idea, I don't see why it wouldn't work, definitely seems better than having the dinghy in the davits.

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Would still be in the davits tightly strapped to the boat just upside down so it doesn't become a water tank in following big seas.

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Re: Dinghy Placement

Yes, I think it will be cool experiment, funny thing is, you've got me wondering if I could try the same thing out on my boat.

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Re: Dinghy Placement

Great experiment! Sailorboy can tell us if a wave comes by and sweeps the dinghy off the davits, or if the davits go with the dinghy and take chunks out of the transom when they leave. Mike (above) has a better idea. The Gulf Stream is not a place to run experiments. It can get quite nasty, even in Summer. Hurricane season is likely worse:Coast Guard searches for the 700' containership El Faro ended last week. Carrying extra weight and windage aft on a 36' boat will impair handling that will already be sluggish from the stores and gear needed for a long trip.
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