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

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Ratchet in action

Sailboat Davits - Securing the Dinghy

At Kato Marine, we have always solicited our customer's ideas on the best way to do things; it's how we learn, and how we improve. Below is another fine example:

Watch a video showing the Secure-Its being used: Click Here


With Kato davits properly installed, hoisting your dinghy out of the water is easily done. However stopping the dinghy from moving and possibly chafing is sometimes not that easy.

  • A number of our customers suggested using tie down straps but the ratchets involved were usually rusty in just months. Kato's Secure-It' Ratchets address that problem - they are stainless steel for long lasting use.
  • We have the thick webbing that is twelve feet long (for those who wish to pass the webbing right around the dinghy). It is also made from Dacron (not polypropolene) for minimum stretch and long life.
  • Customers have described many methods that they used to secure the dinghy with ratchets and webbing, so we tried several ourselves. The one we liked the most is pictured here - it stabilizes the dinghy fore & aft, horizontally, and holds the dinghy level. 
  • Our straps are designed specifically for use with davits; we have a loop sewn into the ratchet portion that is designed to encircle a stanchion.

Simply stated, rather than using multiple ropes to control the dinghy, Secure-It's can make the job a cinch!


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