What the heck is this?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by GhostlySailor, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. GhostlySailor
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    GhostlySailor Junior Member

    Hey everyone.I got a friend who is rebuilding the Jaws boat.He and I both were wondering what the heck these flat plates are? I guessed they were for the trolling pole.The line from the poles would run thought the holes and these would serve to keep the lines straight.But Im not 100% sure.So figured Id ask the experts.The pics are not great.But you can see there are two of these.They flat plates with a hollow tube on the top
     

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  2. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member

    They are quick connection base plates. Something mounted to them. A bolt or pin passed thru the tubes to lock that something down.
     
  3. GhostlySailor
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    GhostlySailor Junior Member

    Oh ok.So something like this?
     

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  4. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member

    Basically
    But could have also been:
    Davits or net roller or docking cleats or many others
     
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  5. JSL
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    JSL Senior Member

    rent the 'Jaws' movie and take a look
     

  6. GhostlySailor
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    GhostlySailor Junior Member

    Well in the movie they were never shown as being used.But based on what blueknarr said,Im guessing they were used to mount the cameras
     
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