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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2004
    lake mary florida
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    Old Ship Deadeye from some shipwreck

    Heres a pic of a sailing ships deadeye i found at new smyrna beach last week.found near the dunes at about 4 1/2 foot down.Im still doing some research on it to find out what year an possibly what type of sailing ship it came from.
    Millions of dollars of Spanish treasure await those who would dare brave the eye of the hurricane.

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    ScubaGecko

    Jun 2004
    Beaufort, SC
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    Re: Old Ship Deadeye from some shipwreck

    FISHEY,

    Are you gonna preserve it before it falls apart?

    Robert in SC

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2004
    lake mary florida
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    Re: Old Ship Deadeye from some shipwreck

    As i type its now being bead blasted,then it goes into a electrolisys tank for the next 6 months.
    Millions of dollars of Spanish treasure await those who would dare brave the eye of the hurricane.

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    Charter Member

    Mar 2003
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    Re: Old Ship Deadeye from some shipwreck

    What's a dead eye?

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    Jul 2004
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    Re: Old Ship Deadeye from some shipwreck

    Did a search for deadeye and came up with this.

    Deadeye
    A deadeye is a device used to tighten a ship's standing rigging, the ropes used to hold up the masts. This deadeye would have been one of several around the side of the ship that fastened the rigging lines to the chain plates, steel straps bolted to the outside of the hull. The deadeye is made of very hard wood with a strand of rope around the outside edge to fasten to the chain plates or rigging lines. Two deadeyes were used at each line, one fastened to the line and one to the corresponding chain plate. A separate line was rove through the three holes of each deadeye and pulled tight to take up slack in the rigging.

  6. #6

    May 2003
    Sunny Southern CA Coast
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    Re: Old Ship Deadeye from some shipwreck

    Interesting... how long were these in use? Any way to pinpoint a date for this one?
    "...and then I will finally be able to take over the world!"
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    um
    Jul 2004
    Broward Co.
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    Re: Old Ship Deadeye from some shipwreck

    Hey FISHEYE what type detector are you using? 4 and 1/2 feet down's pretty deep for a beach find,well, for me anyway.2-box maybe?
    In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it.

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    us
    Feb 2004
    lake mary florida
    Wesmar SHD700SS Side Scan Sonar,U/W Mac 1 Turbo Aquasound by American Electronics,Fisher 1280x,Aquasound UW md,Aqua pulse AQ1B
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    Re: Old Ship Deadeye from some shipwreck

    I have a Florida American Electronics Mac 1 Turbo Plus VLF underwater metal detector,i use a light weight 10 inch coil for lasnd use,i also have a weighted 10 inch coil for water an a 8 inch coil,the unit is rated to be submerged 300 feet deep.The batteries on a full charge last 72 hours.Its 5 yrs old, the company is no longer in business. its too bad because this detector is far more advanced then anything on the market right now.when i was at wabasso 2 weeks ago i broke the plastic retractable shaft(this is what happens when you work around lots of roots),i replaced it with a carbon fiber shaft that i made,it will not break ever again an now its alot lighter
    Millions of dollars of Spanish treasure await those who would dare brave the eye of the hurricane.

 

 

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