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Old 08-02-2015, 11:14   #1
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What is it's darn name!

Found this buried in a sailboat and thought I'd throw it on eBay for a few bucks, but I have no idea what to call it. I've hunted around online and can't find it listed. Which of you ol' salts can whistle up a name?

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Old 08-02-2015, 12:20   #2
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Re: What is it's darn name!

It goes around the boom to attach a vang. The shape is such that you slide it on through the roller slot from the end of the boom to the point along the boom you want to attach the vang to (the vang attaches with a shackle in the small hole.

I have no idea what its name is.

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Old 08-02-2015, 12:41   #3
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Re: What is it's darn name!

Well, never knew such a thing existed (or PO). I could of used one of those before I changed sails to slab reefing.
I had roller reefing on the boom, the type where the main rolled around the boom and I had to release the vang to reef.
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Old 08-02-2015, 13:01   #4
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Re: What is it's darn name!

Reefing Claw

Brass reefing claw at Toplicht

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Old 08-02-2015, 13:42   #5
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Re: What is it's darn name!

Pretty rare, might be worth something to the right person.
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Old 08-02-2015, 13:53   #6
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Re: What is it's darn name!

Reefing Claw it is, by gosh. I had pictured it being used as some type of preventer yoke around the boom. Close but no cigar.
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Old 08-02-2015, 19:07   #7
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Re: What is it's darn name!

I used the reefing claw on my 15 ft blue bird when reefing the main , The boom pulled out of the gooseneck about 2 inches enough to turn the boom roll up the main . when you did this the main would cover the main cleat on the boom and the reefing claw would replace the covered cleat . I still have a couple of them kicking around.
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Re: What is it's darn name!

So what's it worth?
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Old 09-02-2015, 14:07   #10
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Re: What is it's darn name!

Forgotten the name-- but I had one On my furling boom in 1978 --the original "roller furler" with mainsheet attached thru the hole --you had to have a handle thru the goose neck and mast-just" wind er up"-- really crushes the mainsail--yet we could reef that 250 square foot sail in 40 knots--
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Hummm.....
I thought it looked like an ear ring for a Gorilla.
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Old 09-02-2015, 14:27   #12
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I thought it was a nose ring for a Rinosorus. Mac
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Re: What is it's darn name!

You could sell it as a manual massage device. Works wonders when rolled up and down the back. .
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Re: What is it's darn name!

Try it on ebay as a 'nautical antique' lots of pubs and restaurant buy this sort of stuff, does not look like bronze so would not expect much. The other place would be one of the wooden boat forums, someone doing an historic rebuild might need one.
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Re: What is it's darn name!

all wrong............

it is a genuine "Galley slave neckless",the hole on the neckless is where the chain attaches to the cooker,sink or bedpost............

they came into popularity with sailors in the 60's when women started to get these new fangled ideas about "Womens Liberation"..................

also quite useful for unruly children................
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