Harpoon line recoil springs

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Bruce Comfort on May 10, 2012

These are the springs that took up the shock in the harpoon line when a harpoon had struck a whale and was fleeing.

I gather they were replaced at the winter servicing of the steam whale chasers as a matter of course.

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Photo taken in Rakiura Track, Oban 9818, New Zealand

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  • Uploaded on January 15, 2012
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce Comfort
    • Camera: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD X300,D565Z,C450Z
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
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