Re: my boat dances on a ball
Originally Posted by billyruffn
When I used two pennants running into port and stbd chocks the boat "sailed" a bit on the mooring (in addition to the pennants getting hung up on the anchor). When I ran both pennants over the bow roller it stopped. Why? I have no idea.
I think it's because the attachment point is more forward. By way of an absurd example, if we all had anchor rollers at the end of a 50 foot bowsprit, none of us would dance at anchor. The extra distance lets the tension from the anchor pull the nose into the wind better.
Just a guess. It might be more of an oscillation frequency thing.
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Last edited by Bene505; 03-15-2013 at 04:04 AM.