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Identify these strange items!

Cleaning the junk drawer, I found these:
The wooden dowels with screws in them (there are 10 in a baggie) have a grit lacquered to them.
The cotter (???) has a button on the end. I've seen these before, but can't remember where.
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The pic on the left is a faspin - see below. The pic on the right - have no idea.
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Like Brian says, except yours has a more positive lock and you need to depress the center pin to relax the 'ball' keepers on the other end..

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The pic on the left is a faspin - see below. The pic on the right - have no idea.
Also known as a "Pit Pin" in the auto racing world. My guess on the screws is they are some kind of home made "hand screws" - do you have any temporary covers on the boat? Storm shutters for large fixed ports? They look like someone made handles on the screws for a special purpose.

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By the way, those SS Fast Pins are very spendy items. They are also very handy for some applications.

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What Faster said! They are made by Avibank - especially handy (but pricey) for use in anchor-related applications.

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The abrasive coated dowels look like somebodies idea for a disposable reamer or perhaps for sanding the undersides of the handrails if installed in a screw gun? Don't try that!
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If you screwed those gizmos into a wooden shelf they could keep the sextant box from siding around.
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Are the screw things soft or like rubber? If so maybe they are door stops?
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Are the screw things soft or like rubber? If so maybe they are door stops?
They are hardwood. I do not see any screw holes on any flat surfaces inside or out, which rules out the boat cover theory (it has SS fasteners) or the shelf one. The fast pin may have been used for the the spinnaker pole deck mount. Thanks for all the input, folks. I'll get to the bottom of this...

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