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Hi All,

I'm working on BB Cutty Sark, and the kit has a couple of lifebelts (rings) hung from monkey poop rails. So, the question is, how were they hung, precisely? Some sort of metal hooks? Or tied by lengths of rope? Something else?

 

Thanks in advance,

Pavel

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Pavel, this is a typical 'V' shaped wooden lifebuoy rack from a late 19th century sailing ship, the Polly Woodside.  Other designs of racks wre used, but this one is of the period.

 

John

 

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Pavel, they would of been on a hook of some sort; lashing them in any form would defeat the purpose of being able to quickly deploy them.  

 

cheers

 

Pat

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