Re: Tilt-up dinghy lifting systems for sailboats
Most sailboat transoms are narrower than their dinghies are long. This means that when the sailboat heels over the dinghy bow or stern would dig into the water and act like a massive brake.
I put my dinghy on the foredeck of the boat, then it doesn't change LOA at all. Plus my 28' boat is really too small for davits (though a friend with the identical boat does have them).
boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior