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Old 06-07-2010, 22:56   #31
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Can someone please identify this mystery gadget on the mast, just above the sail cover.
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Old 07-07-2010, 00:55   #32
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Look, any damn fool can see that that is the housing for the muffler bearing. What the hell it is doing on the mast is unclear to this observer.

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Oh dear God, I'm cannot resist it. It's older than almost all of you but I cannot resist. I just gotta know. "what's a henwhey?"
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You guys must move your lips when your read.

I read right over both of those without a clue. The truly are audio jokes.

Shows I was too embarrassed to ask. So, the jokes on me.
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And the answer is...........

I heard back from the original owner/builder.

Bowden36 called it.

" I love the idea of the beer keg holder, and wish I had thought of that.

OK. We had this cage made up and added to the mast to protect the fluxgate compass that was required to be fitted above the deck to be clear of any magnetism induced by the boat. Unfortunately the compass never worked properly and was never used. Luckily, I found that an ordinary binnacle compass worked perfectly and had virtually no deviation. However, move it just a few inches from the binnacle and there is a lot of deviation !!"

I shudda listened to ya.

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It's a spinnaker pole storage bracket.The spin pole is pushed up through it then the lower end of the pole is installed on the mast ring.

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