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Old 19-01-2020, 11:48   #1
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Bits and Bobs

I have found a bunch of different things in a storage bin. I don't know what some of them are or I have questions about others.

Because of the size of the photos, I'll post in a string of self replies.

First however, can you please help identify this round thing.
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What are these for?
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I have found a bunch of different things in a storage bin. I don't know what some of them are or I have questions about others.

Because of the size of the photos, I'll post in a string of self replies.

First however, can you please help identify this round thing.
The round thing is a blanking plug for a removable thruhull transducer.
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I am curious about these. Obviously these are some kind of line managers. Only the bottom block can be cam'ed. I don't really know where on my boat these would be used. i have two sets off tracks on each side of the boat for foresail management. But again I don't really know the application.
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Finally I have these shackles. (yes, I know what they are for )

I am re-rigging my spinnaker halyard and am happy to find these. i am curious about the differing locations of the hinges.

The stainless shackle seems like it would carry the load right at the hinge. That seems like the weakest point....no?

Feedback appreciated as always.
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The round thing is a blanking plug for a removable thruhull transducer.
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I am curious about these. Obviously these are some kind of line managers. Only the bottom block can be cam'ed. I don't really know where on my boat these would be used. i have two sets off tracks on each side of the boat for foresail management. But again I don't really know the application.
If they fit on the mainsheet traveler track, that's what they're for. The lines will criss-cross. Otherwise, well, someone else will know.

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Finally I have these shackles. (yes, I know what they are for )

I am re-rigging my spinnaker halyard and am happy to find these. i am curious about the differing locations of the hinges.

The stainless shackle seems like it would carry the load right at the hinge. That seems like the weakest point....no?

Feedback appreciated as always.
Spinnaker snap shackles. Re-do the ties, so that there is a knot in each tail, so that the loop can't get snagged on something.

Never had either kind break, but like the design of the bronze one better, too.

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I think these are for hanging a Danforth style anchor on a rail.
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What are these for?
I'm guessing those are doo-dads for hanging line from the pushpit rail. It kinda clears the cockpit of mess to get the part that isn't in use, out of the way. However, none of our boats have had 'em, so I don't really know. They clamp to the round railing, the hook opens, and something can be put there. They look nice and clean, so the PO undoubtedly had a job for them.

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For the snapshackles... They’re designed that way to be used for the spinnaker guys, so that when you go forward to the pole end and blow the guy (by pulling the lanyard that you have attached to the pin in the snapshackle) the spinnaker clew is absolutely going to be released. The crew then gathers in the spinnaker sheet, the foot of the sail, and lowers the halyard. You absolutely do NOT want the guy hanging up on anything when you go to get the spinnaker down.
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I think these are for hanging a Danforth style anchor on a rail.
Kelkara, I think YOU are right! I've seen those, didn't think of them. Also seen tennis ball "caddies" for the Danforth tips (not the fluke tips, but the bar ends).

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Well thank you! I'm trying to go down the list and see what I can use, what should stay on the boat, what can be stored at home and what can be thrown away.

Blanking Plate on boat
Anchor hanger on boat (in case I buy a separate anchor and want to be prepared to deploy two)
Bronze snap shackle will go on new spinnaker halyard
Stainless one will go into storage.

I think the blocks with the cam cleats will go in the garbage. One is pretty well broken.
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That's what these are. (I have some in my spares box too.) Probably only for a small anchor.
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