"Heaving the Line"
A proper heaving line has a "monkey's fist" (a weighted rope globe) spliced to its end. The line is coiled
and divided into into two sections. The section with the monkey's fist is heaved as you would throw a
discus and the second section feeds from your other hand. Since half of the line is made
airborne in this manner, it carries a great distance. I can always spot a deckhand who doesn't know
his job when he picks up the monkey's fist and tries to throw it like a baseball - to dismal results.
Juried into the 18th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit in July, 2011, Coos Bay, Oregon Art Museum
30x24in acrylic on canvas