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    Question Blue Peter

    I am hoping to settle a discussion among us old guys at our marina. The latest edition of Northwest Yachting shows a great photo of M/V Blue Peter on the cover which has generated quite a stir as to what IS that black thing half way up the fore mast? I know, I know,,,we discuss some serious stuff up here.
    Any info on this will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Blue Peter

    This it?


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    Default Re: Blue Peter

    I have no clue, but this image of the model, shows that the item in question is not just a simple band, it has some shape to it.



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    Default Re: Blue Peter

    Looks higher in the model. If the model is correct, was it moved or does it slide?

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    Default Re: Blue Peter

    Steaming light?

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    Default Re: Blue Peter

    The lights are below the black. The mast above the black is smaller diameter in both boat and model. What that signifies I can't tell. There is clearly shape to the black.

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    Default Re: Blue Peter

    Yes. Shaped to shed water. Some of the guesses from around the coffee table are...An exhaust vent of some sort...focsle heat? A hinge cover to lay down the stick for bridges, an air raid/ tsunami warning siren or just a cover for the mast joint.

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    Default Re: Blue Peter

    Thought I was going to be able to walk over and look but she's not in her slip.

    (This pic is at anchor in Gig Harbor but doesn't really help much.)


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    Default Re: Blue Peter

    Bird feeder. Couldn't be more obvious.

    Zooming in on it I think it has lenses. Some sort of lights?
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Default Re: Blue Peter

    Looks like a rubber sleeve covering a sleeved join from larger to smaller diameter mast sections. Probably from a blumbing supply shop.

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