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Re: Nautical term
A bow chock serves essentially the same purpose but is usually open at the top and mounted on top of the caprail or gunwale rather than passing through the gunwale like the one pictured in the original post.
A chock would be more along these lines:
ok...I thought a Hawes Pipe was typically the opening that the anchor rode passed through.
But I do see, the distinction that you are pointing out.
Last edited by tempest; 09-05-2012 at 06:38 AM.