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 Post subject: Re: Anchor Tackle in Old Steamers
Unread postPosted: August 11, 2011, 3:42 pm 
Not an expert by any means, but my thought would be wherever the machinery is located. I don't know when the modern windlass came into being, but I wouldn't think it strange if the mooring winches also served as the anchor winches, given the times, and the compact spaces involved.


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Unread postPosted: August 11, 2011, 10:17 am 
While examining old photos of steamers, I see the anchor lines exit the focsle at deck level or through a door in the bow about half way between the main and focsle deck. Why was this done? Was there a benefit to either design? And was the anchor cable stored in different ways to accommodate the designs? I am referring to steamers of the 1870-1900 era.


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