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Oxter Plate A shell plate of double curvature found under the transom floor, being extended from the fore side of the sternpost in the direction of the bow. Panting Beams Athwartships members in the forepart introduced to reduce the in/out tendency of the shell plating, caused by varying water pressure on the bow when the vessel is pitching. Panting Stringers Internal horizontal plates secured to the shell plating and braced athwartships by the panting beams. 21). Generally supersceded by welded flush structures.

The manufacture of the shackle in nickel steel prevents corrosion and the parts becoming frozen together. It allows the shackle to be ‘broken’ with relative ease when either the cable is to be end-for-ended or shackles are to be tested. 6). If the lead pellet has not been prised out first, be careful that it is not forced out by the percussion effect of the drift driving the spile pin, for it may emerge with considerable force. A back stop should be provided to prevent persons being injured by the lead pellet being expelled from the recess.

In addition, all shackle lengths are the same, which ensures smoother working in the snugs of the gypsy. The shape of the Kenter lends itself to cable working, especially around and over the bow, and the tendency for it to catch is comparatively rare. As with other accessories, these shackles are tested, but because of their type of manufacture in nickel steel, they are not heat-treated. 6 Kenter lugless joining shackle. 7 ‘D’ lugged joining shackle. Alternative 1 Anchor crown shackle Open end link Kenter shackle Enlarged link Anchor Common link Two (or more) link attachment Alternative 2 ‘D’ type Open end Enlarged end shackle link link The ‘D’ lugged joining shackle is used extensively for joining the cable to the anchor in more modern vessels.

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