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    Re: Weird "anchor"
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2006 Sep 9, 21:58 -0500

    Two more comments (I pressed the "send" button too soon):

    The "Sachsen" has a period after it, which is very mindful of the way
    people put periods after the names of ships (at least in America) up
    until the mid-1800s (look carefully at any of the prints of sidewheelers
    from the time and you'll see a period after the vessel's name on the
    sidewheels).

    In line with my observations about the disproportionate size of the
    shackles, the pins holding the shackles into the shank are even more
    disproportionate in size.  Their diameter is nearly half the size of the
    shank!   Such a hole just for a shackle intended only for hanging the
    anchor off a billhead would not make sense at all -- it would weaken the
    shank far too much!

    Lu


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