Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Annapolis, MD
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We carry the dink on the davits, being aware that it heavy loads our stern. For ocean/heavy weather sailing, we're looking to stow it on the foredeck somewhere. Still noodling that out.
But we've read too many stories of dinks on davits in heavy ocean sailing/storms snapping the davits on Geminis. Just don't want to go there. Remember, we're talking 40+ knots, 12-15ft+ seas, so that's alot of slamming and stress. And, seriously doubt we'll be sailing in those kinds of conditions.
Nevertheless, we try to be mindful of where the stress points on our boat are.