KNOTS. The fastenings by which one rope is joined to another; or the knobs formed on their ends to prevent their slipping. Sailboat halyard rope . Taking several turns round the middle of a lashing, or any number of ropes, and drawing the several parts tight together. The Cables are FOUL, when twisted round each other, by a vessel’s turning round the anchors by which she rides.
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BLOCK-AND-BLOCK. The situation of a tackle when the effect is destroyed by the blocks meeting together. BENDS. The small ropes used to confine the clinch of a cable. AWNING. A canvas covering, expanded over the decks of a ship, to screen the crew from, and prevent the decks spliting by, the heat of the sun. The absolute strength of chain, at thebreaking point, may be found by dividing the square of the diameter in eighths, by 2.4 for round link crane chain, and by 2.7 for chain cable.
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According to the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition “rigging” derives from Anglo-Saxon wrigan or wringing, “to clothe”. The same source points out that “rigging” a sailing vessel refers to putting all the components in place to allow it to function, including the masts, spars, sails and the rigging. Shackle – a piece of metal to attach two ropes, or a block to a rope, or a sail to a rope. Customarily, a shackle has a screw-in pin which often is so tight that a shackle-key must be used to unscrew it. A snap-shackle doesn’t screw, and can be released by hand, but it’s usually less strong or more expensive than a regular shackle.
FLEETING. Changing the situation of a tackle, by placing the blocks further asunder, the force being destroyed by the blocks meeting, called block-and-block. FENDERS. Pieces of wood, or old cable, bags of old rope-yarn, shakings, cork, or other materials, hung by a laniard over a vessel’s sides, to prevent her being damaged. FANGS OR LEE-FANGS. A rope fastened to a cringle, near the foot of a ketche’s wing-sail, to haul in the foot of the sail for lacing on the bonnet, or taking in the sail. CAPSTERN. A machine for heaving up anchors, or other great strains.CAST-OFF. To loose a rope, by unseizing it, or by cutting the lashing.
ROPES. All cordage in general above one inch in circumference, which bear different names, according to their various uses. BELL-ROPE is hawser-laid rope, 9 or 12 feet in length, which bends round a thimble in the eye of the bell or crank. In the middle of the rope is a diamond knot, and at the end a double wall knot, crowned. BOLT-ROPE, is the rope sewed to the skirts, or edges of sails.
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