Gyn

A gyn is a form of three legged lifting device used on sailing ships. It provides more stability than a derrick or sheers, and requires no rigging for support. It can only, however, be used for lifting things directly up and down. Gyns may also be used to support either end of a ropeway.


A gyn is a form of three legged lifting device used on sailing ships. It provides more stability than a derrick or sheers, and requires no rigging for support. It can only, however, be used for lifting things directly up and down. Gyns may also be used to support either end of a ropeway.
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