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Brian60

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I learned something today!
« on: March 02, 2016, 05:51:00 pm »

When is a mast not a mast, when is a vent not a vent and a funnel not a funnel?

I'll give the answer later if nobody gets it first.

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Re: I learned something today!
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 05:56:15 pm »

Have you made an early start on the Rioja Brian? :-))
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Re: I learned something today!
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 07:50:22 pm »

Have you made an early start on the Rioja Brian? :-))

Naaa! Rioja Blanco is ok but I prefer a nice Crianza myself.

OK so nobody wants to play the game so here's the answer...

They are not masts, vents or funnels when they are a King post!

When nothing is attached to said items then they are known as masts, vents or funnels. However if they have the capacity to lift items of cargo via a boom and tackle arrangement then they are known as King posts.

I don't think its going to change anything for anybody, unless you are sitting a Masters certificate! A funnel will always be a funnel and a mast will always be a mast, regardless of what is attached to it. :D

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Re: I learned something today!
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 08:12:27 pm »

1 Mast - the edible seed of the Beech tree.
2 Vent - colloquial term for a ventriloquist.
3 Funnel - a device to aid pouring a liquid into a smaller recepticle.


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Re: I learned something today!
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 09:48:59 pm »

Even on a warhip where the mast also privides pivot pints for derricks?

Hm, interseting.
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Re: I learned something today!
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2016, 04:45:19 am »

Naaa! Rioja Blanco is ok but I prefer a nice Crianza myself.

OK so nobody wants to play the game so here's the answer...

They are not masts, vents or funnels when they are a King post!

When nothing is attached to said items then they are known as masts, vents or funnels. However if they have the capacity to lift items of cargo via a boom and tackle arrangement then they are known as King posts.

I don't think its going to change anything for anybody, unless you are sitting a Masters certificate! A funnel will always be a funnel and a mast will always be a mast, regardless of what is attached to it. :D

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Actually a King post is the main upright member in a King truss, as is also a Queen post as in a Queen truss.
However a funnel is funnel and a vent is a vent. {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
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Re: I learned something today!
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2016, 12:46:48 pm »

I have twin vents on a few jackets  :-))  %)
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Re: I learned something today!
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2016, 02:26:19 pm »

Does anybody have a picture of the Queen' truss?
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Re: I learned something today!
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2016, 02:30:15 pm »

Does anybody have a picture of the Queen' truss?

I do know she has a Truncheon and a Pipe as well !  O0
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Re: I learned something today!
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2016, 06:20:38 pm »

Even on a warhip where the mast also privides pivot pints for derricks?

Hm, interseting.

Pints for Derricks, that's a bit unfair, only Derrick getting one.
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