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Re: This curious nautical language

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Repeat after me: "Serve and parcel with the lay, turn and serve the other way." A laborious and messy job unless you happen to really like the smell of Stockholm Tar.
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Almost 30 years since I put parcel and serving on a wire..
Here is picture from a series a found on the net Traditional Rigging 101 - Serving wire rope - a set on Flickr

Parceling with the lay of the wire


Serving in the opposite direction of the lay / parceling
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Re: This curious nautical language

Handy-Billy: A loose block and tackle used to provide extra lifting or pulling power. Derivation: from Handy Billy (an extra set of hands). See also, Dog's Body
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Re: This curious nautical language

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Handy-Billy: A loose block and tackle used to provide extra lifting or pulling power. Derivation: from Handy Billy (an extra set of hands). See also, Dog's Body
Well, perhaps one of you guys should get the Wikipedia entry altered:

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Re: This curious nautical language

No use in arguing with someone citing "USN" authority, Hell, I was in the navy for a year before I figured out a bulkhead wasn't an butter-bar (aka ensign, O-1)
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Re: This curious nautical language

"Head", still seems to work. As a term at least. Without a bowsprit and a "head rope" it isn't the same place anymore.

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