On board the Swash all was well—not a rope-yarn had parted, or an eyebolt drawn.
The tension of the blade is secured by a piece of wire, an eyebolt and a thumb nut, connecting the rear ends of the arms as shown.
Harry reached out, grasped it with one hand, and pulled it toward him, guiding it toward the eyebolt.
Turnbuckle—A form of wire-tightener, consisting of a barrel into each end of which is screwed an eyebolt.
Securing the lashing to an eyebolt, inward, I got out of the port-hole and let myself down into the water.