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Figure 4: Stainless Steel Outļ¬tters Standard Davit

the opportunity to use the Tohatsu
5 hp propane engine during the
Women's Day seminars last year
and I was quite impressed.

Stowing on Davits
Talking with John Bamford of
Stainless Outfitters in Barrie, ON
was like listening to a historian of
the Canadian boat building industry. John started in 1975 and was
instrumental is supplying pulpits,

stern rails, stanchions and other
stainless-steel fittings for most
of the Ontario and Quebec boat
builders. John has the original specifications for most of the boats built
and is often called on to fabricate
replacement fittings for boats, like
this stern fitting for a Valiant 40.
The original (back) is showing saltwater corrosion.
John and his company have designed, built and installed davit systems on many types of boats. One
concern that led Stainless Outfitters to reduce their custom davit
business was the suitability of the
boats - more specifically, the swim
platforms that customers wanted
davits built for.
Many swim platforms do not
have the structural integrity to support a davit system and boat. As
cruisers settled on 10- and 11-foot
boats with 20 to 40 hp engines, the
weight of the boat, equipment and
dinghy fuel climbed beyond what
the swim platform was designed to

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