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Old 03-02-2013, 01:16   #1
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What is this for ?

When wandering past a boat yard in Wollongong, we spotted this on the back of a yacht.

Why mount it so low ? What is it for ?
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:32   #2
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Re: What is this for ?

Looks like a home made skene chock. It might be for towing a dinghy. I considered doing the same but with a screw ring.
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Re: What is this for ?

fairlead for a stern anchor???

Kinda odd for sure!

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Re: What is this for ?

Wollongong harbour has fore and aft moorings - maybe that is a way to stop chafe on the protruding transom.
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Aha, Richard might have it I think.
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Re: What is this for ?

would seem to put a lot of upward pull on it.
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Re: What is this for ?

It's a fairlead for something that leads off the transom. It could be used for a number of things.
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