I have an arch which doubles as davits. I have 3 large solar panels on top of the arch.
While I can lift my dink so the base is just about level with the deck I only do so on sheltered passages. Any passages where it could be rough I strap the dink upside down on the foredeck.
Why well like another poster I have seen two boats arrive with missing dink plus davits, one of which had large holes in the deck.
On the other hand I have seen quite a few boats arriving after a transatlantic passage with the dink on the davits, sometimes with the OB still in place.
Cats don't count.