The Kedge-Anchor; Appertaining to the Practical Evolutions of Modern Seamanship, Rigging, Knotting ... and Other Miscellaneous Matters, Applicable to Ships of War and Others; Illustrated with Seventy Engravings; Also, Tables of Rigging,

The Kedge-Anchor; Appertaining to the Practical Evolutions of Modern Seamanship, Rigging, Knotting ... and Other Miscellaneous Matters, Applicable to Ships of War and Others; Illustrated with Seventy Engravings; Also, Tables of Rigging,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... letting it go; the weight of the chain-cable causing the running out part to fall over and foul the stock. To avoid this, some officers pursue the practice of "letting go" the anchor with the cable bitted, which plan is strongly recommended. From the weight of the chain-cable, compared with that of the hempen, the former is less liable than the latter to foul the anchor; but no speculation should induce an officer to depart from that practice which can alone ensure a clear anchor. 266.--WEIGHING AN ANCHOR WITH THE LAUNCH. This may be done by 'under-running, when the ship has slipped the cable, or weighing by the buoy-rope, when the anchor is lying in too shoal water for the ship to be hove up to it Ship the roller on the stern of the launch, have strong tackles with a jigger also, and some good rope for stoppers. Get the end of the cable over the roller; pass a strap round it, to which hook the double block of the tackle, and the single one to a bolt in the bows; man the fall, and as the cable comes in, French-flake it along the thwarts; when the tackle comes two blocks, " stopper and fleet;" when the cable is "up and down," clap the jigger on the fall of the tackle, and heave the boat's stern well down in the water, and stopper securely. Send all the men in the bows of the boat; jump the boat and break the anchor out of the ground; then man the fall again, off stopper, and heave up; when the ring of the anchor is above water, pass a short ring-topper, haul the buoy on board, and bring the boat to the ship; when alongside, hook the cat, and cat the anchor. Get the end of the cable unclinched, passed into the hawse, and the remainder'hauled out of the launch. (If chain-cable, unshackle.) Get the...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568281
  • 9781236568281