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Old 26-05-2013, 02:41   #1
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Mystery handles

Hello Cruisers,

Just inside the door from the cockpit, we have a pair of drawers, nicely setup with internal brackets for each of the winch handles, a rubber mallet and three "mystery handles".

We've had the boat for nearly 6 months now, and I have not been able to work out the function of these handles despite carrying each around the boat and trying to find somewhere they will fit. There are a matching pair with the square drives and another, very odd handle with a hollow socket and two pins.

Hopefully I have attached pictures of each, if anyone could shed some light on their function, I would be grateful.

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Old 26-05-2013, 02:51   #2
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Re: Mystery handles

Do you have in-mast-furling? I can see 2 pics only but the first might be for furling the main?
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Old 26-05-2013, 04:13   #3
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Second looks like a hand crank for the inboard engine.
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Old 26-05-2013, 04:28   #4
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Re: Mystery handles

Manual anchor winch operation?
The second one looks like it would fit to open deck ports (Water/fuel/waste)?
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Old 26-05-2013, 04:32   #5
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Re: Mystery handles

Fuel or water fill caps?
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Old 26-05-2013, 04:47   #6
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Re: Mystery handles

the square drives fit some generators/alternators, the other looks like a stationary motor crank, possibly a generator motor or your boat motor(look for a decompression lever on your motor, only fitted if a crank is to be used)
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Old 26-05-2013, 04:51   #7
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Re: Mystery handles

Does you boat have a centerboard? Sabres use to have a crank handlt to raise/lower the board. Second one looks like an engine motor crank.
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Re: Mystery handles

OK, some good ideas there, thank you, however, in no particular order.

No roller in mast furling or boom just lazy jacks, so no luck there.

No centre board, thank goodness, can't say I'd want to wind up 12 tons by hand, but hey, there are some days it would be handy.

Crank starting the engine would probably be the last thing I did while in possession of two hands, it's a 100 HP truck engine, no decompression system and I know my limits, though I did once crank start a 3.8 litre Bentley just to show someone how it was done. I got feeling back in my elbow after a few days...

Checked all the deck fillers, and they are all the standard screwdriver sort.

P.S. Only two pictures as there are two of the square shaft sort of crank handle and they appear identical.

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Could the double pin handle open an inspection port in the top of a metal fuel tank or water tank? The square pin one looks at a glance to be very similar to a 1/2" socket drive--by any chance does it match standard socket wrenches you have there? However, my guess is that the boat once had a roller furling boom, and it cranked the worm drive on there, and probably a wire reel haliard winch too. Those items have subsequently been replaced so the handles are now surplus for you.
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P.P.S. I am sort of relived that at least so far nobody has gone... "Oh, it's a such and such handle, you must use it every three weeks or your boat sinks..." I am a little worried about this possibility.
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Could the double pin handle open an inspection port in the top of a metal fuel tank or water tank? The square pin one looks at a glance to be very similar to a 1/2" socket drive--by any chance does it match standard socket wrenches you have there? However, my guess is that the boat once had a roller furling boom, and it cranked the worm drive on there, and probably a wire reel haliard winch too. Those items have subsequently been replaced so the handles are now surplus for you.
The square drive is a bit too big for a socket, but the roller furling boom idea has merit...
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Ask the previous owner...
The couple I bought it from did not seem to know, and although I am in contact with the guy who set the boat up originally, I am very reluctant to pester him with questions. I may yet have to...
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First one also has a locking device on the top....AT the first look, seems to be a locking winch handle, just as a spare? What winch brand do you have? Couls this eother be an early locking winch handle or a after market brand not meant for the original winch. Does the second one fit any type of water strainer top? An old metal Graco? Or, do you have an adjustible backstay? Some of these crank with a winch handle.......
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Re: Mystery handles

Perhaps they were left on the boat to inspire speculation as to their use?

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