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Windlass Brake Handle Stowage

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I am currently building the MS Benjamin W. Latham fishing schooner.  I am at the point of installing the windlass at the bow.  I noticed that when set up the ship for underway/working status if I leave the brake handles in the operating status that they would surely be head knockers.  If I had been a deck hand on that ship, the second time the brake handle knocked me it would have been in the deep blue.


I have been using Chapell's "American Fishing Schooner" book and on line research  but have not found out how the hand breaks would have been stowed.  Would they have been lashed to the windlass knees, barrel, or bulwarks?


Are there any ideas before I throw the hand brakes into the deep blue?

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