Have an 8' Montgomery sailing dinghy upside down on the foredeck of our Pearson
35. It's a plus under sail as I find myself leaning against it moving about forward. Enough room left over to work
. when anchoring
and deanchoring. Do have to be aware of the sheets
when tacking as the lazy shoet will occasionally get hooked on the spring clip that keeps the dinghy rudder
from lifting when it's sailed. Not a big thing just have to keep slack out of the lazy sheet or get rid of the spring clip hold down on the dinghy. Have sailed to Hawaii
with it so it's a very small concern.
On our W32 kept the Avon
Redcrest half inflated aft of the mast
. Wife would use as an air bed
in light air sailing and made reinflating quick and easy cause when we needed to convert the hid a bed
, Can only do that with a dinghy that has fore and aft inflation chambers as I found it when we bought a rigid transom inflatable
. We also had a hard rowing dinghy on the foredeck. I rescued it from a dumpster with a big hole in the bottom. It had two virtues. It was virtually free and fit between the mast and the staysail stay. When you have two or more people on a boat
it's really nice to have two dinghies so no one gets stranded on board when the other takes the only dinghy.
Don't know how small the rib was but a 36' cruising boat passing through easily fit his rib deflated on the foredeck. Couldn't have been a big one as it took me awhile to figure out what it was because the hard part was so small.
Currently figuring out how to carry an 8' Sabot on the foredeck of our Sabre
28. It will fit but haven't worked out how to make the chocks. Don't think it will be a big thing, just haven't gotten a sabot victim to borrow to put there before I buy one. A reasonably good 8' sailing Pram will fit in a very small space.