Ground tackle to refloat a stranded vessel.

Anchors are laid at considerable distances from the ship and connected to her by heavy wire hawsers.This gear is then attached to the hauling part of heavy purchases giving a final velocity ratio equal to the product of the individual ratios.

The mechanical advantages are correspondingly multiplied together. The gear is set up tight by heaving until forces are generated on it by a rising tide or an on shore swell.
  Ground tackle is laid out in the direction in which re-floating seems most beneficial.It also helps to prevent further grounding.It is also probably the greatest single factor in aiding the re-floating.


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