In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The pinrail has a row of little holes punched through it for the belaying pins to sit in.
- In FIG.2, the line is shown as loosely wound around the belaying pins for purposes of illustration.
- The belaying pins are tropical hardwood.
- This means that if a line needed to be released in a hurry, the belaying pin can be lifted out and removed, releasing the line.
- In all cases, the line is passed under the arm of the cleat or around the belaying pin.
- Even though the Frontenac was a steamer - not a sailship, it still had uses for a belaying pin to secure ropes.
- A simple belaying pin, does not need a hole, and so are even easier to make.
- There was nothing in the kit or instructions that told you how or where to belay all the lines and no belaying pins provided.
- In deciding what size belaying pins to use on your model there are some general rules to follow.
- In the olden days, belaying pins were made of hardwood, usually locust, and sometimes bronze, iron, or brass.
- As only one size of belaying pin was kept on board, its diameter was that of the thickest rope to be belayed.
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