Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Anchor question

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by reel, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Boat anchor...doing the math

    Some time ago a post was made where someone explained that to help loosen a stuck anchor. Put everyone to the front of the boat, tighten the anchor rope then everyone go to the back of the boat. Excellent idea.

    So I was trying to calculate. What if: 20' long 4' wide evenly rectangular type boat that weighs 2,000# and 2 ea 200# people go to front tie off etc then go to back what is pull on anchor ? Neglecting waves, pointy front, not being able to go exactly to front, reduced pull as rope moves etc. etc.

    I come up with 400# pull up but can't prove it.

Similar Threads Forum Date
Canoe anchor question? Canoes & Kayaks Mar 19, 2014
Anchor trolley question Canoes & Kayaks Dec 16, 2013
Anchor questions Lake Erie General Discussions Sep 22, 2013
anchor rope question Lake Erie General Discussions Aug 29, 2013
Newbie anchor question Lake Erie General Discussions Aug 27, 2013