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The term used to describe the method used to reeve a tackle in order to gain the maximum increase in power. The power increase in a tackle is equal, if friction is disregarded, to the number of parts of the fall at the moving block, and a tackle has been rove to advantage when the hauling part of the fall leads from the moving block. Where a tackle is rigged so that the hauling part leads from the standing part, the power gained is less and the tackle is said to be rove to disadvantage.

See also purchase.

See also purchase.

[a] Tackle rove to disadvantage

[b] Tackle rove to advantage

Subjects: Maritime History.


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