I have a strong arch with davits that I installed on my boat
. I keep the rib on the davits while docked and underway. The dinghy is at least 7' above the water
, so I don't worry too much about following seas. Obviously, for any significant passage
I would lash the dinghy forward on the deck
It is my current
practice to remove the outboard
before hoisting the dinghy (15hp 2-stroke), which I do every night when anchored (Sea of Cortez, MX). I have it down pat so that it really just takes a couple of minutes. My reasoning for removing the outboard and hoisting the dinghy nightly is first, for security
. No problems yet. Secondly, If I have to suddenly leave an anchorage at night due to wind
, weather, etc., I am all set to go. Everything is secured and ready for travel.
I have tried leaving the dinghy in the water
overnight, but it just slaps too much (Caribe 10X). YMMV.