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OVERHAUL - NAUTICAL SAYING

Wednesday January 9th, 2013
OVERHAUL – NAUTICAL SAYING

Overhauling is by far the sensible persons’ way of preventing damage to a piece of machinery. Sometimes it is the little things that cause the big things to go wrong.

The term originates from the practice aboard sailing ships, when crew were sent aloft to haul the buntline ropes over the sails to prevent them from chaffing. Unfortunately today the term has slipped and is used to describe a piece of kit that is close to breaking down because of lack of maintenance rather than a regular bit of necessary attention.
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