Originally Posted by Polwart
there is no extra "weight
" on the bow line - but i've always assumed that the key factor that determined the force on a mooring line would be the windage, which will actually have been reduced by it sitting so low in the water.
Disclaimer: What follows is pure speculation
If the rib is lower in the water, it's displacement must have increased, although the water has some limited
egress. Moorings are rated by displacement or gross tonnage? Wave action provides powerful and sudden stress to a mooring line; more mass, more stress??
hmmm - thinking has suddenly given me a thirst for some Electric Lemonade...