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Sheer Draught. 'Sheer Plan.'

Sheer Head Lashing. Used when rigging sheer legs. Heads are crossed and end of lashing is timber hitched to one leg, above the crutch. Taut turns are then passed, working downward. Finished off with three or four trapping turns around all parts, end being clove hitched to sheer head above the crutch.

Sheer Hulk. Old vessel fitted with sheers for stepping, or removing masts of ships.

Sheer Lashing. Variation of sheer head lashing. Rope is middled and passed round cross of legs. Turns are taken upwards with one part, downward with the other. When sufficient turns, ends are brought to centre and lashed.


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