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Old 01-03-2015, 01:47   #1
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So after doing some googling of the name that is written on these things it appears they are rat guards. They were on the boat that we just bought but buggered if I can figure out how you would use them? They name is lalizas model na 054. There are rectangle ones on the boat also. Any suggestions?Click image for larger version

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Yes.

They do NOT fit together like that.

The slot is so you can slip it over a rope that goes to a dock cleat or some other line that goes from land to boat, perhaps a power cable.

Those look very small to me. Too small fo a dock line for bigger boats, I think.

Here is a photo showing a rat guard on a ship dock line or hawser.
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Makes more sense but yeah they have about a 5mm slot


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So after doing some googling of the name that is written on these things it appears they are rat guards. They were on the boat that we just bought but buggered if I can figure out how you would use them? They name is lalizas model na 054. There are rectangle ones on the boat also. Any suggestions?Attachment 98115Attachment 98116


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That is clearly an anchor ball, a daylight mark for anchored vessels to display. There are other uses as well, check the rules of the road. I have a couple of those myself.
The rectangular one may be a "diamond" day mark.
The "traditional" rat-guard on yachts used to be a cut off Clorox bottle, or similar.

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Interesting. Have never seen one displayed. Time to do some research


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LOL

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Well your google works better than mine lol . I put the model number in and got a different result


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That is clearly an anchor ball, a daylight mark for anchored vessels to display. There are other uses as well, check the rules of the road. I have a couple of those myself.
The rectangular one may be a "diamond" day mark.
The "traditional" rat-guard on yachts used to be a cut off Clorox bottle, or similar.

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That's it!

That explains the small diameter and small opening.

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Re: Rat gaurd

I used to use Rat Guard in the aerosol can, but then I switched to Old Spice stick.
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