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Old 05-07-2010, 19:56   #16
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Anti Halyard Slapper
Too big, wouldn't stop them from slapping.

This gizmo is maybe 16 inches tall and 12 inches across.

Very roughly.
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Old 05-07-2010, 20:08   #17
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Some kinda weird spinnaker pole attachment?
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:47   #18
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We have a fitting similar and in exactly the same spot. In our steel yacht it mounts and protects our fluxgate steering compass.
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boden 36 - I think you got it - judging by the chines, this is a steel boat too.

A friend of mine has exactly the same thing on his steely
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:19   #20
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Yes she is steel, 44' Alan Pape, 1985.

But no flux gate compass.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:57   #21
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Hi Hpeer, I think you got it right first time. It is indeed a Gomerhidgit. For sale at ISland Waterworld , St Maarten. A dollar ninety five each.
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Yes she is steel, 44' Alan Pape, 1985.

But no flux gate compass.
Any holes or brackets on the mast behind or under the gidget?
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No holes in the vicinity. Nothing that has been removed.
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No holes in the vicinity. Nothing that has been removed.
Maybe he's intending to install one?

Or forgot to
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Radar reflector holder? Or a place to hold a bucket of ice while your working on the mast...

Like the idea of the fluxgate compass basket best. Maybe have come with the boat even though compass not installed. May original PO asked for it or put it there him/herself and never got around to installing the compass.
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Radar reflector is mounted high up the mast, above the second spreader.

I don't know jack about flux gate compass's and am still hoping from answer from builder.
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That isn't a Gomerhidget. Any fool can see it is a Difabulator, and a left-hand whitworth difabulator, to boot, unless I am very much mistaken.
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thats for the midget lookout....
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Are you sure it is not

a Metric or SAE Difabulator we call them Henwheys in the US

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That isn't a Gomerhidget. Any fool can see it is a Difabulator, and a left-hand whitworth difabulator, to boot, unless I am very much mistaken.
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I'm pretty sure that you are actually thinking of a Piecost.
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