Wednesday, March 02, 2011

shin cracker

Wow, Willie is on the job again. Of course he is dreaming of alcohol, in this case the previously discussed Gloucester Grog.

According to this web site a "shin cracker" was:

O. J. Walker’s wheel, of a type called a 'shin cracker' due to its tendency to whack the helmsman across shins when sailing in rough weather.

Here are the details: