Problem: These devices, for raising and lowering small
boats, are plagued with corrosion and brake problems. A number of commercially
available products could improve the davits.
Solution: MTTC and NWSC/CD/Philadelphia have teamed to
investigate the myriad of new coatings, brake shoes and other materials and to test them
Minimum 15 Year:
Fleet Impact: Fleet
representatives recently identified Boat Davits as one of their top four maintenance
problems. These legacy systems have been largely ignored for years even though the ships
must keep them fully operational.
New brake lining
materials have been identified and
Davit drawings are being updated to include new corrosion resistant
materials in those areas that have been identified as problems NSWC/Philadelphia
also performed work on the new COTS davits to eliminate emerging
corrosion problems. A major improvement to the clutch will not only
eliminate leakage but also a PMS requirement.
combatants such as FFG-7, DD-963 and CG-47 classes.