Sat 4 Aug, 2007 12:59 am
92 down. shipworker's platform. I have (c*a**e)
For some reason I keep wanting to answer cradle, but I'm
sure that is probably wrong.
This question has come up a number of times on these threads. The correct answer is "CRADLE'
I researched it deeply and was able to relate it to the clue, you can find it (explanation) somewhere on these threads.
A ship's cradle is a support for a ship that is dry docked.
fishing vessel standing upon its cradle
ship's cradle without shipSometimes the whole support is called "cradle", sometimes each section of this support is called cradle. The cradle can be standing on the dock floor or the cradle can be equipped with wheels so that the ship, standing upon its cradle can be transported from the dry docking installation to a parking area.
For smaller boats, the cradle is equipped with rubber wheels, for larger and more heavy ships, the cradle is equipped with steel rail wheels.
Most cradles with steel wheels can only be transported in the longitudinal direction of the cradle. The empty cradle that is shown here is equipped with wheels that can be rotated in the transverse direction, so that the ship can be transported also over rails in the transverse direction.
The fishing boat can also be transported in the longitudinal as well as the transverse direction. In this case a transverse carriage is used between the cradle and the rails on the shipyard.
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship%27s_Cradle"
There ya go. Confirmation.
Well done Mame, I have something similar posted somewhere or did you find mine?