Originally Posted by Crusher
Look at those pots washed up in pictures 4 & 5 , wonder if its rope from this that got caught round the prop which started the chain of events!!! :-0
My guess looking at the 1st video is its probelly from the yacht anchor that has a trip line with a pick up bouy on the end .
In an ideal world the pick up buoy & trip line ought to have had a weight a couple of metres down to stop it getting picked up by a prop ,
Thought doubt in the wave conditions it would have helped much & given the circumstances it's probelly the last thing the yachts skipper was worrying about when he dropped it .
Think also it shows from the rib point of view the importance in such sea conditions of having a decent bow fair lead & cleat or strong point rather than just having a crew member trying to hold the line :-(