Posted by Mike Field on March 11, 2019 at 04:23:30 user mikefield.
In Reply to: Re: Was John Walker a Competent Seaman? posted by Mike Field on March 10, 2019 at 19:15:06:
And I realised I missed a turn of tide in that description when, shortly after they moored, the tide started to flood. At that time, with a sufficient scope of rode out, Goblin would have swung around quite readily without any problems, to be facing downstream with the rode now heading upstream from the anchor.
It was on the next turn of tide, about six hours later, when another change of direction of the rode might have been sufficient (with by then a very short scope) to have broken out the anchor.
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