I have a very large wide flat stern w/ a full width swim platform. It is nice when boarding from a dingy . when sailing I either tow it or stand it up on its stern on the swim platform. It seem to work out . it is a 8 1/2' hard dink.I keep the motor on the stern rail of the mainship.
we sailed from St. Pete,Fl. to upstate NY last year and it went well and was lot of fun.