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Bow Markings?
« on: October 09, 2009, 09:08:53 AM »


 ...always wondered, do the 3 lines on some ships signify anything?


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Re: Bow Markings?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 11:42:51 AM »

Hi Martin...... :o ...I think you may have to back to Roman mythology....... %% O0...regards Derek
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Re: Bow Markings?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 05:47:51 PM »

Without wishing to sound patronising Martin- the 'three lines' as you call them that just about always surround a motif, a logo or a coat of arms (on many forms of transport- Honda motorcycle logo for instance)- they are wings not just 'lines'.

They are on the bow to symbolise a purposeful esxistence- ie. flying like the winged messenger- on business around the world.

Although I have to admit as far as stylising something goes they are pretty far removed from rlooking anything like outstretched wings, maybe if you squint...

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Re: Bow Markings?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2009, 08:08:22 PM »

.... if I really squint..... yes......!
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2009, 11:09:40 PM »

...Yes Greg. :-)) ...they represent the wings of an Angel  O0 .....Derek....... "I think you may have to back to Roman mythology"
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