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Title: Ship parts
Post by: John A on March 17, 2019, 10:55:04 AM

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                                                    I have this wood thing from a boat that I don't know the purpose or name of that I want to identify. It's a turned piece about three feet long.  It has a round ball on one end and the other end is tapered with a stainless sleeve, made to fit in a hole and be removable .  Seems like I remember there were several laying about, some stuck in holes, maybe something to do with ropes.  Any sailors out there?  I've been useing it as a workout cane, it's about two inches in diameter at its fattest, tapered with a ball.

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Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: StuCorpe on March 17, 2019, 11:19:16 AM
Belaying Pin?  Not a sailor but willing to guess.
Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: RinkRat II on March 17, 2019, 11:21:12 AM
        WAG.......A flag standard or pole??

         Paul B :boozing:

                               
Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: s1120 on March 17, 2019, 11:49:06 AM
tiller extension for a small sailboat is my guess. My daysailer has one kinda like that. Most have a Ujoint on the attachment end, but maybe that had another connection..  Thats my guess anyway
Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: Penderic on March 17, 2019, 11:51:05 AM
Hmm. Description reminds me somehow of St. Patrick's day and those Irish fighting sticks called "Sheleighly" sticks I think ...

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In the old days, the budget conscious used "Cudgeling" instead of dueling with swords or pistols. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgu0j2G_4ic  :violent1:


Ouch! Just like fencing (anyone here try that?) slow feints and probes, then lightning fast jabs. Requires great dexterity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIx6QCmLkU

Sail on. Salute!  :kiss:

 


Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: Sasquatch Jim on March 17, 2019, 11:53:30 AM
 S'not a belaying pin.  Those are shorter and fatter.
 It might be a handle for a tiller but those are most often not round.
 What makes you think it is part of a boat?
Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: John A on March 17, 2019, 12:05:08 PM
S'not a belaying pin.  Those are shorter and fatter.
 It might be a handle for a tiller but those are most often not round.
 What makes you think it is part of a boat?


That's where I think it came from, we had a 28 footer and I think I remember some of these in a row, ready to be used but I don't remember how or what they were used for. it does have three small holes in the side, like there was a fitting, maybe a cleat for rope on it at some time
Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: pehayes on March 17, 2019, 01:21:10 PM
How about a better pic of the tapered end?  Is that black rubber something you added?  Please measure the hole diameters and the linear spacing of those holes.
I initially thought tiller extension, but that requires a pulling action and so would have to have some bracketry at the non-ball end.
Also thought about temporary life-line stanchions for railing usage while in port.

Do a Google search for Wood Burgee Pole.  A burgee being a nautical pennant or flag, usually denoting membership in a specific yacht club.  You will see numerous pics of exactly what you have.  "burgee pole".

Patrick Hayes
Fremont CA
Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: John A on March 17, 2019, 07:15:55 PM
I've added some pics to the original post.  the rubber end is just a big cane tip and wouldn't have anything to with it.  I think the rod itself is a common boating thing, but I sure don't know.  Maybe its a handle for something that turns, like a windlass












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Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: fotoguzzi on March 17, 2019, 08:46:28 PM
tiller extension for a small sailboat is my guess. My daysailer has one kinda like that. Most have a Ujoint on the attachment end, but maybe that had another connection..  Thats my guess anyway
i think this too.. send that pic up to Johnson boat works in WBL, the can probably ID the boat it came from.
Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: John A on March 17, 2019, 09:37:53 PM

Do a Google search for Wood Burgee Pole.  A burgee being a nautical pennant or flag, usually denoting membership in a specific yacht club.  You will see numerous pics of exactly what you have.  "burgee pole".

Patrick Hayes
Fremont CA



That's it, it's a burgee pole. Now I'm going to see what it's used for, besides shaking at kids.

For flags mostly
Thanks all :thumb:
Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: Italianmotofest on March 17, 2019, 09:48:18 PM
My guess is that it's a burgee mast.

The stainless end fit into a deck fitting. The crevice corrosion in the stainless steel might be a clue that it fit into a deck fitting.

If it is for flying a burgee is should NOT have a hole drilled into the top end ball. But they, perhaps, had a burgee that was just a little bit too tall.

Take my suggestion for what you will.

Bill
Life long boater, marine surveyor, marina manager and yacht broker.
Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: Muzz on March 18, 2019, 02:05:12 AM
With a burgee mast like that one could swab the decks, swab the squabs and up the yardarm quicker than a lizard up a drainpipe, all the while keelhauling the binnacle.. :thumb:

Every boat should have one. :wink:
Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: kfz on March 18, 2019, 03:47:49 AM
I think its a temp ensign/flag/burgee pole.  The metal end goes on a hole.  At first I though it was a whisker pole for poling out the jib but its looks too short.

Kev
Title: Re: Ship parts
Post by: larrys on March 18, 2019, 08:56:22 AM
I think its a temp ensign/flag/burgee pole. The metal end goes on a hole.  At first I though it was a whisker pole for poling out the jib but its looks too short.
Kev

Yup, have one on the stern of my boat. At three feet, yours is probably from a 30-40 foot vessel. Sometimes they would be socketed into the top of the bow light, more commonly into a proprietary fitting on the deck.
Larry