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Old 04-05-2010, 20:04   #1
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What Is this Piece Called ? (pics)

The previous owner of my Pearson 26 obviously had a swim ladder at some point, and this is all that's left of it. After looking at some of the ladders out there I think I would be better off making a simple rope ladder to attach to those grommets. I can't for the life of me figure out what this type of fastener is called. As you can see, it has a hole (5/8") with a narrower slot on the side so that the circular piece can slip down and be held in place. I need to buy or fabricate a male piece to attach the two sides of the ladder to. Does anyone know what this is called? Thanks.
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Old 04-05-2010, 20:13   #2
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don't know what its called but it is made so a screw head slides in and down and locks on the shaft
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Hmmm... how could I get a screw head to attach to a clip or loop without having the shaft stick up where people will catch their hands, etc. on it?
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Maybe they could help you here.

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maybe a piece of wood or pvc with the rope ladder attached to that
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That's a good idea, footloose. I see it now. Thanks, guys!
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I would just call it a slide mount or flush mount.
Calling such a doohickey a "flush mount" is clearly inadequate. I suggest that we do the boating community a service by coming up with a proper appellation.

I propose "fragulator."
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In the carpentry realm it's called a keyhole bracket. But seeing as how this is a sailing forum it's probably called something in Greek that predates the Pelopennesian War.
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Calling such a doohickey a "flush mount" is clearly inadequate. I suggest that we do the boating community a service by coming up with a proper appellation.

I propose "fragulator."
Call it what comes out of your mouth the first time it removes a chunk of skin.
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When "Bracket" Just Isn't Good Enough…

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I suggest that we do the boating community a service by coming up with a proper appellation.
Fragulator is very good, and I like it immediately, but it feels like it describes something that has an effect on something else: measuring, manipulating: changing it somehow: "After I ran it through the fragulator, it seemed okay."

Fragulator is too good to waste on this. This is just a piece of stamped metal.

If you'll forgive a bit of Trek geekery: dunsel: a part that has no useful function.

I guess I've outed myself now…
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Arrr...Ya all be Dunsles

Those be "Nob Nobbers".....says I

So now what yer needin is the "Nobbins" to go with um.
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waht is it?

It is exactly like the slot on your security chain on hotel/motel door
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Although those are all perfectly cromulent words, I'd like to suggest scrumpers. As in, the things that scrape your rump when you are sitting on the rail.
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The only problem with DUNSEL is ... it does have a useful function. Well, not this one, because the swim ladder isn't there anymore. But it used to hold a swim ladder up, and if the plan works out, it will again. So really it's just between useful functions.
Anyhow, I believe the commonly used term is "doohickey". Although in some parts they might prefer "whatsit".
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