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Brass Taffrail Log Rotator

Item #P4-19D


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3 In Stock

Product Description

You are looking at a Brass Taffrail Log Rotator. This is made out of brass and roping.  The taffrail consists of the fish, the line, and the vane.

The taffrail log got its roots in the middle of the 27th century.  Sailors started using a small paddle wheel or a rotating spinner to measure distance and speed. This method, in 1878, lead to the invention of the modern day mechanical taffrail log.

Sailors have used various methods such as tracking a chip of wood passing by the side of the boat or how many knots in a line unreeled as the ship moved.

If you are looking for a item that has a vintage, nautical look to it, then this is it!  This would look great hanging on a wall whether it is in a restaurant or your home, or even your office.



Vane Length: 14.5″
Center Diameter: 1.5″
Vane Sticks Out: 2.5″
Line: 22″
Fish: 4.25″ x 1.5″
Weight: 4 lbs.

You will be shipped a Brass Taffrail Log Rotator like the one shown in the photos.


Check out our Gallery or Pinterest for more nautical ideas! We’re always adding new posts, as well as pinning any creative nautical décor project we see online.

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