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Looks like we’re not going to stop here after all, boys…

If you watch the guy standing behind the windlass you can see him continually releasing the brake, (wheel), instead of waiting for tension on the anchor cable to spool out more chain. By the time enough tension has accumulated the brake is so wide open that it is unable to slow down the spinning gypsy, or chainwheel if you prefer. The brake pads don’t seem to fare very well and are completely disintegrated after a short time.


WATCH THE WORST ANCHOR AND CHAIN MALFUNCTION A SHIP CAN HAVE!
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