What Am I?

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What Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:00 pm

Boaty What Am I.

Some times light, sometimes heavy
Some times slack, sometimes tight
Rarely used but when I am
Much worry about if I can

What am I?
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Re: What Am I?

Postby wully » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:42 pm

Sober?

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Re: What Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:02 pm

Sobriety has been known when I am sailing, but alas, no, its a boat bit.
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Re: What Am I?

Postby solwaycruiser » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:06 pm

Tripping Line ?

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Re: What Am I?

Postby solwaycruiser » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:07 pm

Tripping Line ?

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Re: What Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:50 pm

solwaycruiser wrote:Tripping Line ?


Sorry, not a tripping line, but good guess.
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Re: What Am I?

Postby Burst Boiler » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:07 pm

Boom preventer.

On that subject, why is an accidental gybe sometimes called a Chinese gybe?

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Re: What Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:57 pm

Burst Boiler wrote:Boom preventer.

On that subject, why is an accidental gybe sometimes called a Chinese gybe?


I am afraid not, gybe preventers should always be tight.

http://www.asiaatsea.com/chinese-gybes-prev

There seems to be two contradictory sources of the phrase ‘Chinese Gybe’. According to Kemp in Oxford Companion to Ships & the Sea (1976), 166: ‘It is so called because of its prevalence with the Chinese junk rig with its light bamboo battens and no boom to hold the foot of the mainsail steady.’ See title photo and you’ll get the idea…

However, the more likely reason is postulated by Desoutter in Boat-Owner’s Practical Dictionary (1978), 53: ‘The term itself is an unwanted occidental jibe, for Chinese boats with their fully battened lug-sails are incapable of getting themselves into this specifically Bermudan predicament.’

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Re: What Am I?

Postby marisca » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:13 pm

Yon piece of string with a hook that Geoff will sell you with his anchor?

For me a Chinese gybe is when the top of the sail gybes thus lifting the boom (think gaff mainsail), shortly followed by the weather runner taking a whack.

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Re: What Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:31 pm

marisca wrote:Yon piece of string with a hook that Geoff will sell you with his anchor?

For me a Chinese gybe is when the top of the sail gybes thus lifting the boom (think gaff mainsail), shortly followed by the weather runner taking a whack.


Whoop, whoop, whoop! Correct, I am an anchor.

Watch it ..........
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Re: What Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:32 pm

Any one can post a What Am I!

Another teaser, but easier:-

Security is my game.
Done up tight, is usually right
No need for much
Yet in a bind you may find
High and dry
But if not enough let fly
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Re: What Am I?

Postby Burst Boiler » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:34 pm

Zip

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Re: What Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:26 pm

Burst Boiler wrote:Zip


Great effort, like the suggestion, but unfortunately not. Think more boaty.
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Re: What Am I?

Postby Burst Boiler » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:14 am

More boaty eh? Sailbag zip.

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Re: What Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:59 am

Burst Boiler wrote:More boaty eh? Sailbag zip.


Ha, ha! Not a zip of any sort, if it was your first zip answer would have won. :-). Thanks for participating though. I was beginning to think everyone had been taken by the plague.
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