I will be building a dinghy design by Sam Devlin Devlin Designing Boat Builders - Polliwog
. I plant to put this on the foredeck of my B27. I did a scale cardboard mock-up of the dinghy on the foredeck, and found that there will still be some sidedeck available all the way to the bow. The dinghy is long enough that it will go from the mast to just in front of the mooring cleat (I bet your mooring cleat is long gone on your massive re-fit
). That will make the central mooring cleat useful for securing the dinghy. I will add cleats on each side of the bow for mooring. I think on a bigger boat I would like to have the dinghy between the mast and the main hatch. Not sure how the boat will perform with this thing on the bow!
Your site is great. Do you have a launch date in mind?