Stowing a dinghy on Albin 28TE hardtop

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BRISWISH
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Hey all. I'm new and just posted in the new member introduction forum :D . I searched AOG and found a lot of information about davits and dinghy sizes for davits, but haven't found much information on stowing a dinghy on the hardtop. Does anyone stow their dinghy on their hardtop? Pics? Dinghy recommendations?

I am a pretty avid fisherman and don't quite want to explore davits. I measured and see that I am working with 95 inches between the spotlight and stern side of the hardtop under the radar arch. Briefly looked into Takacats and the 260lx model would work, the 300lx is a maybe.

But now I am looking into other dinghy's with inflatable decks or non-ribbed decks. Need something light.

Also, if you stow your dinghy on the hardtop, where do you stow your motor? Thinking I may need to build stand... Don't want to store on the transom door.

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We have a 10' Achilles with the hi pressure floor that we store on the hardtop. Nothing fancy, but we don't have a spotlight up there either. Been thinking about a more clever way to get it up on top, which is possible for two adults but a huge pain for only one person.

We store a small outboard in the transom middle storage.
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In this linked thread there are two shots of my LSI260 (air floor) on my 28TE hardtop. Second shot was after I raised the radome with a scanstrut.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8125&hilit=dinghy
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Thanks @Sisu22 ! I wasn't sure I could fit a 10' up there. I also have a horn attached to the radar arch that I'll likely need to move.

Appreciate the pics @RobS. I came across a steal through a friend. He is selling me a PRU-3 Performance Roll-Up Inflatable dink (used once) with a 2.5hp motor. Similar size to yours. I thought I might have to deflate and inflate each weekend, but looks like I might be able to get away with stowing it on the roof. I have a front spotlight that I don't see in your pics which may be challenging. I'll figure it out next week once I pick up the dink.
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BRISWISH wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:11 pm I have a front spotlight that I don't see in your pics which may be challenging....
I had that spotlight and it fit inside the upside down dinghy without a problem. It also kept the forward end of the dinghy centered from movement..
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