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Ship parts
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:55:04 AM »




                                                    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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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 11:19:16 AM »
Belaying Pin?  Not a sailor but willing to guess.


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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 11:21:12 AM »
        WAG.......A flag standard or pole??

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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #3 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
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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #4 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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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #5 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?
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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #6 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
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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #7 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".

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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #8 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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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #10 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".

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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
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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #12 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:

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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Ship parts
« Reply #14 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.
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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.
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