With the chocks properly registered against the hull, the whole assembly of dinghy and chocks gets shoved and slid around the boat deck to find the best position. We have it pushed back with the bow hanging out over the boat deck extension. This frees up a lot of space between the dinghy and the pilot house making movement around the deck much easier than on other boats I've been on. We also have the dinghy facing aft. It that way when you pick it up and swing it around to the port side of the boat to launch it, it's facing forward. We have struggled with launch and retrieval on our Grand Banks where the dinghy is stern forward in the water and it's a real pain in the rear (pun intended). I think this will be a lot easier.
Another thing we have done a bit differently is that we have set up the davit so that it parks pointing aft. All the other 55/60s that I've seen have it park pointing forward, and the boom seriously blocks movement around the boat deck. By pointing it aft we completely open the deck to walking traffic, and the boom isn't going to get in anybody's way pointing aft.
Once the dinghy is all positioned, aligned so it is square to the boat deck, it gets bolted down. Then, in addition, there are three tie downs to keep it from getting away.
|Dingy, aft pointing davit, and kayak on the boat deck|
|Closer look at the dinghy, including lots of room to move around it|
|Lots of space with davit pointing aft.|
|Bow of dinghy hangs out over boat deck extension with cable tie-down|
|Two more cable tie-downs at the stern|