I had posted this in the "Towing a dinghy" thread in Seamanship but it seems more appropriate here.
I didn't see the need to start a new thread so i'm just tacking my question onto this one.
I'm thinking that we would tow behind most of the time but during heavier weather we could just deflate and lash it in front of the mast... if not stowing it down below.
Our boat is 27'... would keeping an 8 foot inflatable inflated on the deck be too much and in the way of running rigging? What about the genoa and chafe? I know there is physically enough room on our boat but i feel like it would make things too tight up there. What is your experience?