Flag staff sockets:
In many situations the ships flag staff will no longer fit into its socket when the dinghy is raised, for this reason we provide alternative flag sockets.
The Slip-On stabilizer utilizes twin clamps to ensure no movement as the flag vibrates. The SS100 stabilizer flag socket bolts in place. Both units are fabricated from highly polished stainless steel and available in 3/4', 1”, and 1-1/4” ID sockets.
6:1 lift tackle:
Kato's davits come standard with 4:1 lifting tackle that uses 3/8" diameter Dacron braid and Harken blocks. With today's heavier RIB inflatables it is usual to upgrade to the 6:1 purchase on at least one of the davits. Bear in mind that one davit normally does most of the work – sometimes as much as 80% of the weight is on one davit. We also have larger sheave systems (57mm) which tend to reduce friction and makes hoisting even easier. Of course the ultimate in ease is the winch davit (see menu above).
These Harken® cleats are mounted on the outside of the davits, and allow one
person to pull both lines at once. This idea courtesy of Bob Hauser (Island
Packet 38) - thank you, Bob.