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davitAny of various types of small cranes that project over the side of a ship and are used to hoist boats, anchors, and cargo. - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/davitANDA spar formerly used on board of ships, as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor to the top of the bow, without injuring the sides of the ship; - called also the fish davit.- http://www.webster-dictionary.net/definition/davit [Randi]
JNapoli, Welcome to the forum. It is nice to have you working with us.
(sometimes I think the log keepers are scrawling more than normal to cover the fact that they don't really know how to spell their shipmates names!)