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.
straps are designed specifically for use with davits; we have a loop sewn into
the ratchet portion that is designed to encircle a
Simply stated, rather than using multiple ropes to control the dinghy,
Secure-It's can make the job a cinch!