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Mystery nautical part?

Ok.. This particular item is currently being discussed on another forum and many have no clue what it is.. it is not an anchor as it would seem at first to be. If anyone has a clue please share.
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Ok.. This particular item is currently being discussed on another forum and many have no clue what it is.. it is not an anchor as it would seem at first to be. If anyone has a clue please share.
Doesn't look very nautical to me.

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Re: Mystery nautical part?

are the hooks big (or small) enough to go through the links of chain?

Looks like something that you would put chain onto and give slack between it and the boat to keep any tugging from pulling on the rest of the boat itself.

Just a guess... I have no idea otherwise.

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are the hooks big (or small) enough to go through the links of chain?

Looks like something that you would put chain onto and give slack between it and the boat to keep any tugging from pulling on the rest of the boat itself.

Just a guess... I have no idea otherwise.
Now you mention it, I have seen something like that used as a snubber on a two-anchor moor.. but that was for a small ship - not a yacht.

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Now you mention it, I have seen something like that used as a snubber on a two-anchor moor.. but that was for a small ship - not a yacht.
My first thought was a snubber to seperate two chains but how would you conceive to use it in that manner? The pipe holding the inadequate sized hook supporting this item can't be expected to hold any load at all... almost useless?
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Looks like a support for shore power and water...Dale

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My first thought was a snubber to seperate two chains but how would you conceive to use it in that manner? The pipe holding the inadequate sized hook supporting this item can't be expected to hold any load at all... almost useless?
The anchors are laid around 45 degrees off each bow and a decent piece of stretchy line a few feet long shackled to that hole in the center section. The gadget then holds the two chains together at a point forward of the boat which allows the boat to swing without risk of fouling.

..but, as currently mounted, Dale's suggestion is as good as any.

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Looks like a support for shore power and water...Dale
Looks like some kind of chain gear, as others have mentioned, that was repurposed for lighter use as Dale suggests.

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Re: Mystery nautical part?

Salvador Dali's cousin took a welding course and came up with this figurehead (notice the breasts) Other metal boat builders liked the concept and copied it for stealing mooring blocks
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..Other metal boat builders liked the concept and copied it for stealing mooring blocks
Yes! That's it!!!

I always wondered how the mooring blocks around here went missing...

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