Nautical Instruments & Tools
Stock No. 951
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Ship\'s Lead Line - Click for the bigger picture

Ship's Lead Line

complete with a sinker and cordage - depth markers are sewn at fixed intervals to aid the linesman to accurately gauge the depth of water below the ship’s hull. The lead weight has an indentation in the base for tallow to be inserted, this enabled samples to be taken from the sea bed to assist in selecting a firm anchorage. An ideal “Nautifact” if you fancy “swinging the lead!”