Please can we have some intellegent competitions back please?
The current rash of cheap market data gathering lotteries just does not do it for me.
Bring back the old style quizs esp. the pilottage quiz...
OK then, here's a question........
Single hander, sailing yacht, coasting along on a light onshore breeze Skip needs to make an urgent phone call.
An innocent beach with village visible comes into view
Holding gravel, but wind still light.
He thought, "Right, drop anchor and row ashore, back in no time."
Then problem! Client not available. Ten mins. tea shop and still no luck! It was an hour before he started back aware of trees rustling in strengening on shore breeze
To his horror his yacht was pounding on the steep shingle beach. Her keel grinding.
To his relief he saw a fishing boat making for the scene
He gladly accepted the line and made it fast to his bows
Despite their best efforts he remained pinned to the beach
He thought "If only they could turn the bow seaward, he might be lifted off, but how?"
This is serious, there is no precisely correct answer
Lets have your best answers please....
If he can put a line to his mast head , and give this to the fishing boat,
ask him to gently tip the yacht to make her draught shallower, then tighten the bow line and pull gently, this mite get her off. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Pour loads of oil in the water (increase the surface tension) so the waves don't break, get a friendly MoBo, bigger the better to race past at semi-planing speed to create a big swell. Get the fishing boat to motor like crazy while the boat is lifted on the first crest. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
Disagree. If the anchor has already dragged, there's not a lot of chance of getting it to pull the bows off. even if it is clear of rubbish the scope will be so short by the time it bites that it will do no good. Hauling on the rode will potentially bring it in range of the trawler's prop, then you'll both be on the beach! I think the bit about "getting the bows off" in the question is misleading, Stern first is best and the anchor will hinder that. The best it could do is stop the bows swinging in as you pull the stern.
You could ask the trawler to take it out further for you but the pull you could exert with your windlass is going to be less than the trawler can do with her engine.