POMMERN's Capstans

24th November 2010, 13:31
I have just been looking at the plans of the four-masted barque POMMERN. I notice that the four maindeck capstans are situated about two feet from the bulwarks! How on earth could they be operated efficiently when the bars could only be two feet long? In the past, I have wondered if it was a mistake in the plan, but I have seen similarly mounted capstans on other plans.