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Boat gripe

Dimensions:
Overall (coiled up): 140 x 350 x 310 mm, 4000 g
Other (approx length unrolled): 4290 mm
Medium: Rope, canvas, metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the Trustees of the Sydney Training Depot
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Boat gripe
Object No: 00047440

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    Description
    Handmade boat gripe - a simple form of clamp used in boat building, composed of an inner core of woven rope sewn into a canvas cover which is painted white but very faded and cracked. Both ends of the gripe feature a thick woven rope loop, one has a metal eyelet in its centre.
    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: Boat gripe

    Collection title: Len E Forsythe Snapper Island Collection

    Assigned title: Handmade boat gripe for securing a boat in davits to a ship

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