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Old 31-03-2014, 16:42   #31
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It seems like it should be removable, but I can only unscrew it so far and it stops. I didn't try and force it.

Then whatever hung from it instead of a hole it may have been U shaped which is smart as the knob couldn't be lost that way. I'm still thinking oil lamp
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Old 31-03-2014, 18:08   #32
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Re: Thing attached to overhead

It is a Dunsel.
Or...
It is a compression clamp and the vertical member has gone walkabout. You would position the pole under the cup and spin the cup down to lock it in place against the countertop.
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Old 31-03-2014, 18:17   #33
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I think I'll just tell anybody who asks that it's the emergency brake. :-)
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Old 31-03-2014, 18:24   #34
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Re: Thing attached to overhead

It's a flexible mount for a steamship round of beef. Very popular in the eighties.
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Old 31-03-2014, 18:42   #35
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This makes me realize that when I sell my boat I am going to leave or add some random piece of substantially sized hardware that looks really important just to make people wonder what the hell is that for even though it does nothing.
Our PO left boxes of artifacts with no apparent use. Many are carefully crafted and probably expensive. Maybe I should start posting photos.
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Smoke bell for oil lamp.
Thats my vote
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Wow! everthing but the Finagen Link.
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Our PO left boxes of artifacts with no apparent use. Many are carefully crafted and probably expensive. Maybe I should start posting photos.
I would love it if you did. There might be a treasure I need.
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Re: Thing attached to overhead

This was a fun one!

There were Soooo many search result images that weren't appropriate to post!

We all know it's a flexible mount... I go with the masses of oil lamp or over the galley, a basket...

I'm so with you guys... upon sale of a boat.... something really weird gets bolted on....

PS: when checking out of a hotel... I often "make the bed" look like it's got a body in it... Gotta be the highlight of the staff's day...
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PS: when checking out of a hotel... I often "make the bed" look like it's got a body in it...

I don't know whether to laugh at that or be very afraid of you...
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PS: when checking out of a hotel... I often "make the bed" look like it's got a body in it... Gotta be the highlight of the staff's day...
That's just straight up funny!!
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Lol MD sailor .... that there is funny I don't care what anyone thinks.....

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There's this thing attached to the overhead above the galley counter top. Anybody know what it is?
It is what remains of a hanging oil lamp. Find a copy of the book yacht Style by Daniel Spurr, on page 105 you will see what the PO couldn't part with.

The real question, is the rubber bell. The original was in fact Brass. The rubber is something the PO re-purposed. Probably to avoid the danger of head injury from the remaining hardware.

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is the name on your Slocum COMFORT by chance?
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Thanks Lloyd, if I can find a copy, I'll check it out.

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is the name on your Slocum COMFORT by chance?
Nope. Previous name was Goliard, new name will be Singularity when the weather cooperates long enough to change it.
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