Climbing up the ratlines requires both hands, but sailors working on the rigging and sails would need to have their tools with them to attend to repairs. Enter the rigger’s bucket, constructed out of canvas with a wooden bottom. The bucket could be filled with everything they need to accomplish their tasks (needles, thread, cloth, etc.) and was then hoisted up, freeing their hands for safe climbing.
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