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Old 22-08-2014, 22:51   #16
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I'm an old gurmudgeon sailing dinosaur but the first things I learned were the names of things that were new to me on a a boat. There are a few books on the subject and if you want to go cheap then the public library can be your friend.

Don't let this post deter you from asking questions here on the forum. I'd rather you know what those thingies are than to give you a ration of stuff.

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And, the WM and Defender catalogs are online.

Anchoring gear? as a search phrase?

Wonder what doohickey would come up with on a search...
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Old 22-08-2014, 23:39   #17
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Spurling pipe
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Old 23-08-2014, 00:09   #18
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Spurling pipe
A spurling pipe actually guides the chain into a locker. On small to medium size boats, it's rare to have a spurling pipe. You'll find them on ships where the chain has to go to a locker other then straight down, or straight down to pass thru more then one deck.

A deck pipe acts as a chain stopper and pipe cover.
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Old 23-08-2014, 00:21   #19
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Its a lid for what would be the spurling pipe if the yacht had a raised focsle which is unlikely...
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Why don't you just call it Brian or George your choice but it does look male .
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Wouldn't it be called Bruce in Australia ?
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And, the WM and Defender catalogs are online.

Anchoring gear? as a search phrase?

Wonder what doohickey would come up with on a search...
Dictionary dot com, Doohickey
noun, plural doohickeys. Informal. 1.a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.

And 20 different threads on a CF search.
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Thanks, skiprjohn, for the encouragement. I don't let the naysayers get me down, as I believe knowledge is power.

Stu jack-- great idea to look in the catalogs.....I hadn't thought of that.

Iancoombe -- I would say female with that hole

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And for a better perspective, this leads down into a lower chain locker. The chain locker top in the pic is seperate.
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Thanks, skiprjohn, for the encouragement. I don't let the naysayers get me down, as I believe knowledge is power.

Stu jack-- great idea to look in the catalogs.....I hadn't thought of that.

Iancoombe -- I would say female with that hole

Hopcar is awesome.

And for a better perspective, this leads down into a lower chain locker. The chain locker top in the pic is seperate.
So its a spurling pipe cap called Sheila?
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Thanks, skiprjohn, for the encouragement. I don't let the naysayers get me down, as I believe knowledge is power.

Stu jack-- great idea to look in the catalogs.....I hadn't thought of that.

Iancoombe -- I would say female with that hole

Hopcar is awesome.

And for a better perspective, this leads down into a lower chain locker. The chain locker top in the pic is seperate.
Nice foredeck! Looks like you've got it all, bow roller, chain, windlass and anchor locker, chain pipe, hawse pipes through the bulwarks and chocks on the caprail. Well done.
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Thanks, skiprjohn, but we can't take credit for any of it, this was the condition when we purchased two months ago.

One correction, though, no windlass! We just purchased one we need to install, hence the reasons for figuring out what everything is!
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Thanks, skiprjohn, but we can't take credit for any of it, this was the condition when we purchased two months ago.

One correction, though, no windlass! We just purchased one we need to install, hence the reasons for figuring out what everything is!
Sorry, I thought there was a windlass hiding inside that locker somewhere below the foredeck.
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It is a Spurling Pipe. Google "spurling pipe"......a pipe from deck to chain locker. End of story.
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Looks like the picture was taken in Australia, I'm not sure what they call them down there, chain pipe here though.
In Malaysian waters currently, but I'm a born and raised Aus cruising an Aus-registered vessel.

And I'm with delmarrey: I'd call that fitting a deck pipe.

As second best I'd call it a spurling gate, but I recognise that that is not a term in common use.

Third best would be to describe it as a deck fitting for a chain pipe, spurling pipe, spill pipe, or navel pipe.

At times I'd be tempted to include the concept of navel pipe to include the deck pipe, meaning that my concept of navel pipe can include the deck fitting.

But I would not expand the concepts of chain pipe, spurling pipe, or spill pipe to include the deck pipe.

You'll note below that the appearance of 'spurling gate' preceded the appearance in writing of 'spurling pipe'. OED records an instance of 'spurlingate pipe' between those two, suggesting something about the evolution of the word 'spurling'.

The OED lists first written occurences of:

spurling pipe 1962 (quite recent!)
spurling gate 1927
chain pipe 1883
navel pipe 1882 (but written in 1882 as 'naval pipe')
deck pipe 1860
(no date for spill pipe)

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