I'm trying to decide which way to setup the boat. Primary need is to get the dink up for passages. Secondary would be a platform for solar if its an arch - if its davits the solar would probably go over the bimini but then we'll deal with boom shading impacting output. If its davits I think I might need a separate lifting pole to muscle the 20hp outboard onto the stern rail for bumpy water or really long passages. Have considered and pretty much rejected deck chocks on the forward deck. Don't want deck penetrations and don't want the foredeck cluttered when the dink is in the water. Don't anticipate any big blue water work but we do long coastal trips 25-50 miles offshore up and down the California coast from San Francisco to San Diego and Channel Islands and will do a trip down the Mexico/Baja for a season in Sea of Cortez so its not exactly day sailing either.
Don't bother with suggestions about a roll up and smaller motor. I have done that for 35 years on smaller boats and now want the load carrying capacity of the RIB and a motor to get it up on a plane with the two of us and all our dive gear or the two of us and a couple guests. Our days of austere camping/sailing are over.
Its a 47 foot boat.
Suggestions or experiences?