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 Solid brass turn buckles are secured with brass rings and used to hold the rat lines in place on the deck. The turn buckles actually turn to adjust the tension on each line individually. The rat lines hold a walnut bar to which the navigation lights are attached. Tied to the turn buckles and wrapped with contrasting line, the rat lines are hand tied all the way across the three lines and all the way up to the top on all four sides. These lines were used by sailors to climb up the mast.

Turn Buckles

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Antique Pond Yacht investment and museum quality ship models such as this turn of the century large scale pond yacht are built, repaired and restored by professional Master Model Builders with more than 35 years experience. Each one custom built or restored by hand in the USA, available in a multitude of configurations and sizes including radio controlled versions.
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