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montaukman posted 05-07-2005 05:14 PM ET (US)   Profile for montaukman   Send Email to montaukman  
HI,

This is a simple silly stupid question. Can anyone tell me the purpose of the two small stubby posts that are on either side of the red and green navigational lights on the 170 bow. The manual calls is a bow chock.

Are they for tieing off the rode on for the anchor. The cleat is just aft of it and i use that for the anchor. Is it for guiiding the anchor line off the bow and acting a s a stress relief?

Silly huh? Just curious.

Thanks,

Alan

jimh posted 05-07-2005 07:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Merriam-Webster has it in their dictionary:

http://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=chock&x=0&y=0

I think "chock" means the same on a Boston Whaler as it does in other nautical applications.

Phil Tyson posted 05-07-2005 08:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil Tyson  Send Email to Phil Tyson     
Alan -

You have it correct.

The line goes between the light housing and one of the chocks.

The benefit of the chock is the line stays put. Without it you would get a lot of slack and the boat would move a bit. It also saves the line from rubbing.

Not stupid.

Keep on asking, it is the only way we learn.

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