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    Quote Originally Posted by Plomong View Post
    Please enlighten us, as some of us were only members of non-military "branches" of anything. Yours truly was a member of a telecommunications "branch" of a larger department of a larger ....


    Plomong
    Well it goes back to the olden days when there was no such thing as sandpaper, and woodwork would be rubbed down by junior ratings of the seamen branch with a piece of wet canvas and sand before painting, hence " sand scratchers".
    "Brexit: like watching a library being burned down by people who can't read"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plomong View Post
    Which part was considered the clump cathead, the eye beside the ladder, the fairlead at the deck edge, or its support structure ?? My guess would be the first, probably.

    Plomong
    See the labelled drawing I reproduced in post #12
    Last edited by Poignard; 20-08-19 at 22:11.
    "Brexit: like watching a library being burned down by people who can't read"

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    Default Re: Cathead

    Quote Originally Posted by Poignard View Post
    See the labelled drawing I reproduced in post #12
    Thanks.

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