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7416 Edgewood Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: 410-269-1218

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side view of winch davit

Sailboat Davits - Winch Model Davits

Kato's Winch davit has been developed for the heavier dinghy/motor combinations that are becoming more common these days.  They are identical to the Island davit in dimensions so that they can be used in pairs or with one Winch model davit and one regular Island model davit. The Winch davit weighs in at 22 pounds (10 Kg.) each; it is provided with a 2:1 purchase leading to a Harken ST20 self tailing winch - this provides a 40:1 lifting ratio.

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Our Colleen hoisting dinghy. Dinghy up and secured. Note the rail reinforcing to deck.

Because this davit has such power it is no longer necessary to upgrade to a 6:1 purchase if you have a heavy dinghy.  It is also not necessary to purchase a set of cam cleats for the davit (usually a good idea when pulling up heavy dinghies).  The Winch davits can be purchased singly or in pairs.

  • Safe load 300lbs. (136kg) each davit arm.
  • Davit weight: 44 lbs. (20kg), per pair with 2:1 tackle
  • Adjusts for stern rails 23" (584mm) to 32" (812mm) high.
  • Shortened and taller versions also available.
  • 1-1/4" (32mm) heavy wall S/S main tube and 1" (25mm) heavy wall S/S secondary tube.
  • Swiveling universal base allows for deck camber or mounting angle up to 10°.
  • Transom mounted or extended deck bases are also available.
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