General Information

Deck Fitting Notes and General Information

The information and sketches shown in this website are proprietary to NABRICO. Duplication, reproduction, or manufacture from data contained herein is strictly prohibited.

All deck fittings and winches must be sized correctly, properly located, and properly installed to serve their intended functions. It is the owner/operator's responsibility to adhere to the aforementioned.

Improper installation can result in failure of a casting or winch. Deck fittings which have failed due to overloads, or have been dislodged from foundations, or have fractures and/or deformations should be repaired or replaced immediately.

In particular, loads to bitts must be applied to the posts between the base and the midpoint in a horizontal or downward direction. Properly placed chocks will prevent line chafing. Kevels should be installed horizontally on foundation bases of sufficient size. Forces to Kevels must be directed to the trunk and not the horns. Horns will fail when exposed to direct loads.

Deck fittings are not designed for use to lift the vessel. Misapplication or misuse of a deck fitting is not the responsibility of the supplier or NABRICO.

All dimensions shown in this catalog are in feet and inches. Weights are in English pounds. Capacities are in short tons of 2000 pounds. Please note that dimensions and weights are nominal and are subject to standard variations.