Thursday, 21 November 2013

Marine Innovation

Spotted these simple devices yesterday.

A bit difficult to see from the photo, but the device attached to the painter uses the boats motion to activate a small bilge pump attached to a bungee. Handy if you're away from the boat for some time

This device is attached to the boat's painter and turns it into a very effective spring, giving the painter much more give. There are many other devices of this nature, but this one avoids having to cut the rope.

1 comment:

  1. My problem is that I have never managed to completely understand nautical language : I always thought bilge was what you read in the Daily Mail, a bungee was some kind of suicidal jumper and a painter was a chap who put a new coat of varnish on your door.