View Full Version : How was a whale line rigged

5th February 2009, 22:03
anyone know how the line from the harpoon to the winch was rigged on the small Norwegian whalers that used to work the north coast of Scotland around the 50's, from photos i've got it looks like it runs from the harpoon over a roller set in the stem then down through a guide roller on deck then up through a single wheel type roller rigged from up the mast and then down to the winch, which had a special kind o drum end .