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What is this this thing?

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On my buddy's Douglas 32 there is one of these at the forward end of the port settee and one at the aft end of the starboard settee. Nothing at both ends, just one port forward and one starboard aft.

Any nice, intelligent, useful ideas?



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Spinnaker pole attachment points.
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Lee cloth attachment points, I'd say.

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Are the horizontal cushions original? Are they identical? Maybe it's a place to tie the cushion down so it doesn't slide off on a beat. If the cushions are identical (i.e. you can rotate the port one 180° and put it on the starboard settee, and vice versa), then the placement would make sense since you'd only have to design one kind of cushion cover.

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Nothing occurs to me right away but for the previous two guesses, Why would you want a spinniker pole across your saloon? and How would a lee cloth that's only attached at the bottom of one end of the berth work?

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Looks like a butt scratcher to me. (sorry, I'm weak)

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Its in the event the admiral wants to abandon ship; tie down points
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Could they be for securing the table in rough conditions? Perhaps via opposing diagonal straps?

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