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Where do you store your dinghy?

We have a Tayana 42, and are in the middle of a refit, I was wondering how other cruisers store their dinghy underway. Our boat had some pathetic davits which were the source of the rotten, and now newly recored aft section of the deck. If you have a double ender and have a picture of a good davit set-up I would appreciate it. We also have a self steering unit, to get in the way.
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I would highly recommend that you not store a dinghy in davits if making a longer, open-water passage.

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CapBlu...we store our dinghy on the foredeck or we tow it in settled weather. In my view, davits should only be used for inland/coastal waters in calm weather and an on deck or rolled/stowed option should always be available.
On your boat, this might mean the need for a removable staysail rig to allow for sufficient foredeck room.

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I am wondering "where" on your vessel you store your deflated dinghy for an extended passage. We have the center cockpit version.

I would also like to see any creative solutions and a "good" davit setup, for when a person was not offshore.
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This video shows a pretty stable dinghy on davits. Upside down looks like a good method.

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While being upside down prevents the dinghy from filling with water in case of being pooped, it still leaves the dinghy and davits vulnerable to the effects of a wave strike due to all the surface area the dinghy presents. If going off-shore, you really are best off putting the dinghy elsewhere.

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I am wondering "where" on your vessel you store your deflated dinghy for an extended passage.
I keep mine between the mast and the doghouse of my cabintop, tied down with line to the pad-eyes through bolted through the cabintop.

My boat is quite a bit smaller than yours, but I've found this is a very secure position, out of the way and decent for weight.


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I keep mine between the mast and the doghouse of my cabintop, tied down with line to the pad-eyes through bolted through the cabintop.

My boat is quite a bit smaller than yours, but I've found this is a very secure position, out of the way and decent for weight.
Makes it tough to see those lobster pots though...

I either tow (mostly), put it on the davits (need for speed) or deflate and stow on deck if it's rough weather..

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I building one of these spindrift
Only takes up 60" for a 10' dinghy.

I'll let you know how it goes.
Supposed to sail really well too.
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I would also like to see any creative solutions and a "good" davit setup, for when a person was not offshore.
Look into Forespar Davits, They have a 45" reach which helps on double enders

davits, davit systems for inflatable boats

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