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About the length of a broom handle, this has a two-pronged metal hook at the end, one prong larger than the other. A basic piece of equipment for all small vessels, such as yachts, launches, naval pinnaces, it is used in a harbour, marina, etc. to control a vessel coming alongside a jetty, or another vessel, so as to avoid too heavy a contact. It can also be used to pick up moorings or fend off anything that might damage the vessel's hull.

See also rickers.

See also rickers.

Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.

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