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Can anyone recommend any Stainless Steel Fabricators with experience of manufacturing davits for sailing boats? Preferably in Texas...

We are looking to have some davits made for our Spindrift 43 that will also give us somewhere to mount a large solar panel and wind generator. Our boat has a canoe stern and none of the off the shelf products seem to meet our requirements. So far the only place I have found on the internet is Wells Marine and they are based in Florida. Has anyone used them for davits?

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I actually have the Garhauer catalog on the desk at this moment - we are going with their traveller system.

Their davits look good but not necessarily that easy to integrate with our current stern rail or to add the extra things too, I was also thinking of mounting the GPS antenna and VHF antenna's on the complete system so would need to get wires run etc..

I know having them custom made will be expensive but I'm hoping it will be efficient in the long run.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions :D

I will get in contact with Garhauer and see if they can customize their davits to meet our requirements. I will also see if I can locate Ed Snyder as I am in the Clear Lake area to see if he can recommend anyone local and look for any local pipefitters who might be able to do the job.

I'm sure there must be lots of people out there who do this as a lot of the boats for sale seem to quote 'custom davits /arch' I guess it is just a case of finding them.
 
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