Originally Posted by DHeckrotte
My first thought is toward weight distribution and stability. Add a motor... And rainwater.
That just looks scary. The weight isn't any higher than if the boat was sitting on the boat deck, but still.... There is a lot more motion up that high than down below, putting a lot more stress on the davits and the supporting structure.
The other question I have is how would you clear the swim step when lowering the dinghy?