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One of a pair of handmade boat gripes for securing a boat in davits to a ship

Date: 20th century
Dimensions:
Overall (coiled up): 180 x 450 x 430 mm, 9900 g
Medium: Canvas, rope, metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the Trustees of the Sydney Training Depot
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Boat gripe
Object No: 00047436

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    Description
    One of a pair of handmade boat gripes - a simple form of clamp used in boat building. It has an inner core of woven rope sewn into a canvas cover which is painted white, with a painted dark green strip across each end of the canvas cover. One end of the gripe features a triangular metal loop and the other a thick woven rope loop with a metal eyelet in its centre. A tag is attached with the handwritten text Gripes No 1 Cutter.


    SignificanceThe gripe is typical of wooden boat construction equipment and demonstrates sailing technology and crafts. It is an excellent example of rope and canvas work.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: One of a pair of handmade boat gripes for securing a boat in davits to a ship

    Assigned title: One of a pair of handmade boat gripes for securing a boat in davits to a ship

    Collection title: Len E Forsythe Snapper Island Collection

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