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hawspipe typical size...
I drove to the boat suppliers to have a new thimble spliced to the anchor rode. In turn, that will be shackeld to about 35 ft of anchor chain.
The immensely helpful chandler... Seaway Group, Macduff, Scotland.... spliced me on a thimble, but it was metal wider than the plastic original (it had broken).
The wider thimble means that, with the warp spliced on there, the hawspipe now has to accomodate 69 mm before I have to force it. If I hold the thimble and look at the view that the hawspipe will "see", I need 69 mm, 2.71".
I was annoyed that I had forgotten to measure the hawspipe of my ship, but that's a 90 mile drive to measure it, and 90 miles back.
What's a typical length and width of a hawspipe aperture? The ship is 36 ft, and everything is orthodox with the anchor tackle. I am not much worried anout the width, it's the length of the oblong aperture opening through the hawspipe that concerns me (in my case the "length" is measured looking down onto the top of the hawspipe, standing on the foredeck).
Last edited by Rockter; 06-27-2008 at 12:23 PM.