tall ships   tall ships

Enter what you want to search for, to search for an "exact phrase" by enclosing it in quotes. You may search for a combination of words and phrases


Learn more about our "How to Tie Knots" DVD/CD
July 7th 2020 - 17:14
Main Menu -> Parts -> King spoke

King spoke

Marked top spoke on a wheel when the Rudder is centered. Provided as a way to indicate when the Rudder was Amidships and to assist in counting turns of thr wheel so that the Helmsman would know when the wheel was hard to Starboard or Port.

The mark would frequently be in the form of a turks-head or other decorative Knot tied around this spoke.

wooden boats
Copyright © 1987-2020 The Bosun's Mate
web design, virtual tours and maintenance donated: PawPrint.net