I'm contemplating the possibility of using a hard dink and Weaver davits
on a boat
with a sugar-scoop stern. The dink would therefore be held in place on its side with its keel
facing astern. The dink would not be able to fill with water
. With strong, rigid supports between the top of the mother ship's transom and the uppermost gunwale of the dink this arrangement would seem far more secure than most.
The Weaver davits
would be installed with fiberglass backing plates
on both the mother ship and the dinghy
, to avoid tearout. The height of the dingy above the swim platform would be adjusted to be sure that the dinghy
does not drag in the water
on a heel.
To what extent would this setup be suitable for passage
I'm looking at ~40ish foot cutter
rigged boats with limited foredeck storage
possibilities due to the staysail, and an 8-10' plastic dink.