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Old 01-22-2018, 01:56 PM   #1
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Is this how this is supposed to work? Seems dangerous.

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Old 01-22-2018, 02:42 PM   #2
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Is this how this is supposed to work? Seems dangerous.

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It's supposed to NOT burst into flames... glad I could clear that up for you

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Old 01-22-2018, 09:08 PM   #3
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I would guess that they probably aren't supposed to lose the chain to the ocean.
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:33 PM   #4
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Somebody should have grabbed it before it fell completely in.
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I'm gonna take a wild guess and say someone got a serious ass chewing very shortly after that last link went past the deck into the ocean.
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Serious question: Do you NEED need an anchor, or is it kinda like a parking brake where I probably should put it on, but let's be real, it's not going anywhere if I don't.
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Holy moly, don't know what went wrong but thank goodness no one tried to be hero, time to get a salvage team out there.

It looked like it was blowing pretty hard, hope that anchor wasn't being set to keep from going up on the beach (engine broken, lee shore, hard on shore wind, bad scenario).
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Thatís not supposed to happen. There is one of a navy vessel losing its chain too. Itís filmed inside. Itís crazy
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Serious question: Do you NEED need an anchor, or is it kinda like a parking brake where I probably should put it on, but let's be real, it's not going anywhere if I don't.
Probably the brake failed.

Yes, you need to anchor or you will drift with the currents.
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Thatís not supposed to happen. There is one of a navy vessel losing its chain too. Itís filmed inside. Itís crazy
This one?

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Serious question: Do you NEED need an anchor, or is it kinda like a parking brake where I probably should put it on, but let's be real, it's not going anywhere if I don't.
Legally I believe big ships need two.
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There are many vids of anchor chain mishaps. There are painted links on the chain to know how deep it is.

There is a real good vid of one where the brake on the drum fails and the chain just keeps on wailing through the blocks



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Why isn't there some kind of stop after a certain amount of chain has been released?
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What are you going to stop it with?
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I think on large vessels the winch that lifts them is also used to control them, they probably have a mechanism over the top of the winch to keep the chain from bouncing out of the winch which is what looks like happened on those vids.

You can see how massive those links are, imagine how much weight is accumulating as the anchor and chain increase in length, once it starts skipping over the pawl (I think that's the part of the winch that interlocks with the chain) it runs away as shown do dramatically.
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The weight of the anchor and chain on that Navy ship was 104 tons

not much is going to hold back 104 tons when it's moving that fast

I think each like was 350 lbs
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It's better that the chain is lost than the bow.
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Did you say bow?

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Oops. He misunderstood, "stay awake!" for "anchors away!"
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Yeah. Whoops.

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