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It would help if you said what boat you want to do this on. If you have a IP40, then it might make a lot of sense... however, on a Cape Dory 25, it probably is a bad, bad idea.
Dinghies on davits work pretty well when coastal cruising, but on a bluewater passage, the dinghy is very susceptible to getting filled with water and severely damaged. What kind of sailing do you plan to do and what area are you sailing in?
BTW, building your own davits may be more expensive than buying them. Garhauer Marine
makes some excellent dinghy davits for a reasonable price.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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