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MONTAUK 170: Bow Chock: What Are They For?
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posted 05-07-2005 05:14 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-07-2005 07:30 PM ET (US)
Merriam-Webster has it in their dictionary:
I think "chock" means the same on a Boston Whaler as it does in other nautical applications.
posted 05-07-2005 08:49 PM ET (US)
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.
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