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post #17 of Old 07-14-2007
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Originally Posted by sanctuarysam
okay, i'll bight ..why does it make a difference what hemisphere? is this the toilet flushing thingy carried over to anchoring?
inquiring minds want to know.
Yes, itís the coriolis force. If a sudden gale hits the harbor you want to be on the windward side of the boat while adjusting the lines. That way you have a better chance of staying onboard if you get knocked down in the harbor.
Good Luck and all the best,
Robert Gainer
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