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This may have been the practice of Gib-sea... I recall looking at mid-30ft model of a similar vintage that had the same.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)