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Old October 30th, 2004, 11:05 AM
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Default Things that the ships are tied to.

I have heard many different answers on this one. Express your knowledge or opinion on this.

The ship has it lines tied to an object normally located on the pier while berthed at a port. "What is the name of this item that the lines are tied to."

Come on now you maritime folks. Give me an answer.

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I now know but won't answer because I had to look it up.

I guess I can say first thought: "The stubby thing"

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It's called the "cruiseship tier-up thing". Everyone know that, Ray! .

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Do you really want an answer4 or are you wanting to know if most folks know what it is? I find it hard to believe that you of all people don't know Ray so I am reluctant to give it away. How about 'it begins with a b and ends with a d"? <G>
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Default Re: Things that the ships are tied to.

I don't really know so answer please. I have heard several answers but what is the right one.

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If I recall correctly, The name would be a "Bollard"?
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Old October 31st, 2004, 08:56 AM
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Default Re: Things that the ships are tied to.

Denny is correct:

Bollard is it.

Sorry Ray: I thought you were testing. If I'd had my head on straight and realized the forum it was on I woud have answered it when I looked it up in the Maritime Encyclopedia.

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That's right, Bollard. I can't remember when I first learned that but I do clearly remember when in the USN these old sailors going nuts if you referred to them as anything else. <G>
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Isn't it also called a cleat, or a bit? What's the difference in these if there is one?

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I was going to agree with Thomas our boat(not a ship) is tied up to cleats. But our boat is only 34ft long.Sandra
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Thomas:
A cleat has two projecting arms. It is like a stubby T. A Bollard is a large circular post used for mooring. A bollard and a bit can be interchanged but a large bit, used for ships, is almost always refered to as a bollard.

I imagine it's one of those: You can tie a boat to a bit but you tie a ship to a bollard.

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Ok----- what's the ropes called that they tie the ship to the bollards with ? Starts with an " H " I think.

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Those are hawsers I think.
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Thanks AlinPA.
I thought that was it but wasn't 100% sure.
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Hawser and they are also called 'lines' when they are smaller and the main purpose is not to tie the ship to shore. How about "Monkey Fist" Ya'll know what that is? (No it isn't what a monkey makes when he is mad either)
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Isn't that a knot?
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Yes it is, but it is a very special knot used for one purpose only which is what I am going for.
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hmmmm.... I can picture it... at least what I think it looks like.

I have never seen a cruise ship in dock or otherwise. But I have seen many smaller boats/ships tied up. I know that on the smaller ones they are usually tied to a dock using a half-hitch. Soooo..... The only other thing I can think that it would be used for, if it is the kind I am thinking of, is as a sort of bumper in place of a buoy (SP?).
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An episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents".? :-)

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The monkey fist is used by ships and tugs to toss a line to the dock.

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I was going to call the bollard the rope holder .<G> seems as though I have recieved a small education on ship lines and rope holders and knots that are parts of monkeys.>G<

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That's knot funny!

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Stacy has it correctly.
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Aren't they called "moorings"?
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Actually "moorings" are floating buoys that ships tie up to that are anchored to the seabed. It is often used to designate areas for ships to anchor or tie up at as well.
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Actually Jim....You are close but not correct. I don't know about ship terms.... but I grew up at the mouth of the Merrimac River, and I do know a thing or 2 about boating terms. The mouring is the thing that the buoy is ties to. it is usually made of cement and sits at the bottom of the river/ocean. A buoy is the the thing that floats on top of the water so that you can find your mooring and your rope doesn't sink to the bottom. They can be made of dense foam, wood, cork and way back when, I think they even used to make them out of glass. Lobster fishemen even paint them certian color combonations and have them registered so that no one else can have the same colors.

Also, Buoys can be much larger made of metal and used to navigate waterways. Depending on the color of the buoy you would know wether tho keep it to your right or left.



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Notta, that is what I was trying to convey. A mooring is what you tie up to offshore as opposed to tying up at a pier. Sorry I wasn't clear when I talked about the buoys and moorings. I should have said that the buoys are tied to the actual mooring and the ships tie up to the mooring by use of the buoy. Just seemed too confusing. <G>
Now I am also interested in that you say you grew up near the mouth of the Merrimac. Small world as I was born and raised in Amesbury! <VBG>
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Seriously??? Wow it is a small world!!

I did know someone with your last name, from Seabrook, many years ago.



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My father's family was from the Seabrook area. He was born in Exeter as was my brother but my Mom was from Amesbury and that is where I was born. I believe Seabrook is where both my Grandfather and Grandmother died and are buried. I lived mostly on Lake Attatash.
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