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HMC Mermaid - help identifying a deck fixture

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Hi All, 


I'm doing a little background research in advance of an HM Cutter Mermaid build, including looking over P. P. King's drawings and written descriptions. Can anyone help me identify this fixture to the side of the tiller (presumably on both sides)? Thanks


 - James

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11 hours ago, druxey said:

I can't speak for this specific drawing, but a typical cutter arrangement had a locker on on side and a seat of ease on the other.

Thank you. This is the only other cutter image I could find with something clearly placed there (photo credit to Chuck Passaro, from his build of the cutter Cheerful...hopefully with forbearance for posting the image for reference!). I thought it looked like a seat of ease but the one in the King drawing looks awfully high and precarious for that. I was thinking maybe a locker. It did get me wondering where the "facilities" were on something like a cutter that lacks a traditional head. 

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If it helps there are a couple of Mermaid build logs that may assist directly, or the builder may be able to help.








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