Need some quick help on this. What colour were the the cutters painted inside? I've seen few interpretations but am uncertain which is correct.
Also, the gripes on Titanic - which hold the lifeboats onto the chocks. Was the griped connected to the turnbuckle with a a chain, or with steel cables? I may be mixing up the ships, but on what appears to be an Olympic photo, I see cables; while on Titanic I can see chain.
#54877, "RE: Cutters and lifeboats question..." In response to Reply # 1 Mon Apr-03-17 10:44 AMby Jason
Hi & thanks a lot Ralph.
I almost got the gripes right. I correctly identified Titanic's, but I used the slip hook from your Olympic drawing (which I had found earlier). I don't know how accurate the drawings are, but they seem to show that the slip hook fasteners on Olympic's gripes were larger than those on Titanic. I didn't know that so when I tried to put them at the top Titanic's gripe chains, there wasn't enough room because of the proximity of the hull of the lifeboat. So I moved the fasteners a couple of links down. It didn't occur to me that the fasteners might be smaller on Titanic...
(edit)Just noticed now that I made them too big anyway.