A ship running down channel had walked clean over the poor old Dolphin, and I had got hold of the bobstay.
Lowering himself from the port bow into the water, he clung to the bobstay.
Sometimes the bobstay itself is set up too taut, at other times the jib stay is strained.
The Kanaka caught the bobstay, climbed over the bow, and crawled aft.
The bobstay of the bowsprit was smashed by coming in contact with a mass of floating ice.
Twice in my life I have had men anchor the boat on the bobstay.
"I 'll tell you what," 'Frisco Kid suggested half an hour later, while they clung to the bobstay preparatory to climbing out.
You cannot make your bobstay too strong or fasten it too securely.
Iron plates by which the lower end of the bobstay is attached to the stem.
It parted in a sea-way, and the shock broke the bobstay shackle.