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I'll chime in on davits as being a poor idea in rough weather. Delivering a 64' ketch to Antigua from St. Thomas and beating into a head sea, had the rigid dinghy work loose from the davits - in the scramble to secure it, almost had a crew fall off the transom (tethered, but still no fun.) I'm a firm believer in deflating inflatables and lashing rigids on deck. The inflating/deflating and hoisting/deploying isn't that much more time than the davit operation and IMO is sufficiently safer to warrent the time spent. I've also seen bent and broken davits - never sure whether due to collision with docks/pilings or to use or structural fatigue.
Taronga, as pictured, carries the rigid inverted and ahead of the mast on anything other than a daysail in soft conditions. The dinghy sits with its nose in a chock and is lashed with spectra webbing to padeyes. Best of luck with your choice.
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