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Old 15th April 2017, 11:17
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Hi Geordie,
This was around late 60's early 70's, if memory serves (which all too often it doesn't !) they disappeared later on. Normally lived in a rack in the chartroom.
Always seemed a little unfriendly to draw alongside and open fire with these things, not to mention the hazards associated therewith
The normal line throwing technique was the bosun's right arm, which was usually found to be perfectly adequate.
The Monkeys fist could be quite dangerous if it hit you in the wrong place
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