Re: We Didn't Mean To...Drag the anchor

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Posted by Alex Forbes on August 05, 2003 at 18:32:56 from user Pitsligo.

In Reply to: Re: We Didn't Mean To...Drag the anchor posted by Clinton Crawford on August 04, 2003 at 20:10:06:

"...the force of the chain running out, and cascading over the side would be sufficint to snap a poorly maintained length of hemp rope."

More than enough. Working as a rigger at Mystic Seaport Museum, where we used a lot of both hemp and manila, I had several occasions to learn that hemp, even when well tarred, is not so strong or as durable as its successors. (I didn't do any unintentional skydiving, but I had a couple near misses.)

A very good observation --and a reminder to all of us to maintain our chain lockers.


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