(11) EP 0 053 443 A3


(88) Date of publication A3:
20.07.1983 Bulletin 1983/29

(43) Date of publication A2:
09.06.1982 Bulletin 1982/23

(21) Application number: 81305306

(22) Date of filing: 09.11.1981
(84) Designated Contracting States:

(30) Priority: 27.11.1980 GB 8038081

(71) Applicant: Simpson, John

(72) Inventor:
  • Simpson, John


(54) Davits

(57) A davit comprises a support pillar (10) an arm (11) extending outwardly from the pillar (10) and means to suspend a dinghy from the arm (11). A crank handle (12) for raising and lowering the dinghy is mounted on a projection (13) such that when the crank handle is rotated it does not project substantially into the area bounded by the pillar (10) and the arm (11), thus enabling the widest possible dinghy to be accomodated without the handle (12) fouling on the dinghy. A gunwhale block (28) fixed to the dinghy gunwhale (26) to interengage with the arm (11) and restrict movement of the stowed dinghy in the direction of its fore and aft axis. Webbing (15) is preferably used to suspend the dinghy and the webbing may pass over a roller which also supports an extension member (19) of the arm (11).

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