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Re: Was John Walker a Competent Seaman?


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Posted by Magnus Smith on March 09, 2019 at 04:35:42 user Magnus.

In Reply to: Was John Walker a Competent Seaman? posted by Peter Hyland on March 08, 2019 at 09:45:46:

Do we care when the "strongest pull on the anchor chain" was? The anchor may still hold if the line is long enough to tug at the correct (sideways-ish) angle. Only when the depth of water increases much more does the angle of pull on the anchor (upwards) cause it to break free.

I'm a dinghy sailor though, not a yachtsman, so happy to be corrected....


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