Posted by Mike Field on January 21, 2017 at 13:51:39 user mikefield.
In Reply to: Re: Review of 'Swallows, Amazons and Coots' posted by Alex Forbes on January 21, 2017 at 07:22:04:
Cringe-worthy Alex, isn't it? He'd used them to attach the jib-sheets, and the flogging sail made them work loose while he was on the fore-deck when the accident happened.
But sorry, I don't have a picture of moused sister-hooks and nor can I find one on the web. For those who really want to know though, you just bring the hooks together and clap a strong seizing (using the word loosely) around the shanks below the eyes.
While "Knight on Sailing" was certainly stated by AR as being used by John, nowhere in that book (as far as I can tell, and I have two editions as well as access to Tim's on-line version) is there any mention of sister-hooks.
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