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    6 pcs of eyes were welded on for lines to go through

    Hello once again!

    The lower sections of the stanchions were replaced; 6 pcs of eyes made of rod, dia.10mm, were welded on for lines to go through.

    This is the ship repair yard terminology. In order to help you to understand what the thing is all about, I am by no means an expert on that, I would like to explain that on board ships there are so-called stanchions fastened to deck. They look like small columns to which three - or more or fewer - rows of rails are fastened/welded on. There are also eyes or lugs through which small lines go/are passed. This is where my question begins.
    In my opinion, the bolded fragment 6 pcs of eyes were welded on for lines to go through means 6 pcs of eyes were welded on in order that lines could/would/should go through them. By them I mean the eyes, of cource. Am I on the right track?

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    Re: 6 pcs of eyes were welded on for lines to go through

    I think you are on the right track. The lines would go through the eyes.

    Very much like thread would go through the eye of a needle before sewing.

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    Re: 6 pcs of eyes were welded on for lines to go through

    Does it say "6 pcs of eyes" or "6 prs of eyes"?

    For me, "pcs" means "pieces" and "prs" means "pairs". I can't see why they would only attach pieces of the eyes. Does "pcs" perhaps mean "single examples of", so that "6 pcs of eyes" actually means "6 eyes"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 6 pcs of eyes were welded on for lines to go through

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Does it say "6 pcs of eyes" or "6 prs of eyes"?

    For me, "pcs" means "pieces" and "prs" means "pairs". I can't see why they would only attach pieces of the eyes. Does "pcs" perhaps mean "single examples of", so that "6 pcs of eyes" actually means "6 eyes"?
    Yes, single pieces. Eyebolts don't need to come in pairs.

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