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A quick-release hook for lifeboats and offshore rigging

Clifford A. Goudey
1982
4 pp.
MITSG 82-23J

A quick-release hook has been developed for application in which release-under-load capability is essential. The design, an adaptation of a towing block developed for side trawlers, has proved successful in the launching and retrieval of Coast Guard cutter lifeboats. This paper details design, fabrication and operational tests. Other marine applications are discussed. Reprinted from Proceedings from Oceans '82 (Washington, D.C.), pp.728-731.

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