Davits - need help

Sometime

New member
Joined
1 Apr 2010
Messages
99
Location
Reading
Visit site
Hi all

I have some davits on my boat the same as these
davit.JPG

There are no connections, just the bare davits. Could someone please tell me where I can get the bits and bobs required to make use of them?
Many thanks
 

knuterikt

Active member
Joined
11 Sep 2006
Messages
1,624
Location
Oslo, Norway
Visit site
As I wrote in my previous post its difficult to see from your pictures.

Here is my guess there are two sheaves in the end of each davit.

Then you would need two single blocks with becket, taking same rope diameter as the sheaves at the davit.

If you have a fixing point for the rope at the end of the davit you would need double blocks without becket.

Rope matching the sheaves, length 3(4) times distance from davit end to water + distance from davit end to cleat + some extra X 2

The swl of the blocks shold be at least half the wheigt of your dinghy (asuming even weigth distibution - lifting with motor on you must take that into account)

If you use single blocks your mechanical advantage will be 1:3, doble blocks 1:4

You should be able to get this at a well stocked chandler.
 
Top