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2 hours ago, Frances said:

might I suggest that tides float your boat - a flexible mooring allows for them - today's cable would probably be recognisable to Drake though probably made in a more efficient manner - throwing a light weight cable over to shore to drag in the heavier mooring cable is quick and easy

Exactly the ropes allow the boat/ship to move up and down with the tides.

It's also a cheap and reliable system.of securing a vessel in a harbour.   The same as an anchor is a cheap and reliable way of securing a vessel outside a harbour.

Just because something is old doesn't mean its ineffective. 

And yes, it was probably a random rope from another vessel that has been lost or dumped overboard.  Fishing nets are a regular culprit. 

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29 minutes ago, manxman1980 said:

Exactly the ropes allow the boat/ship to move up and down with the tides.

It's also a cheap and reliable system.of securing a vessel in a harbour.   The same as an anchor is a cheap and reliable way of securing a vessel outside a harbour.

Just because something is old doesn't mean its ineffective. 

And yes, it was probably a random rope from another vessel that has been lost or dumped overboard.  Fishing nets are a regular culprit. 

I agree totally. Particularly with the assertion that something being old doesn't mean it's ineffective. It is still surprising to me that the idea hasn't been usurped, though. Lots of perfectly sound technology has been 'superseded' and needlessly 'modernised' often to build in obsolescence. I'm thinking motor cars as a glaring example. All of those gadgets to go wrong. And of course Boeing seem to have 'improved' the 737 to the point where it's been grounded worldwide. Perhaps the nautical fraternity are just not so credulous as the average landlubber. 

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5 minutes ago, woolley said:

I agree totally. Particularly with the assertion that something being old doesn't mean it's ineffective. It is still surprising to me that the idea hasn't been usurped, though. Lots of perfectly sound technology has been 'superseded' and needlessly 'modernised' often to build in obsolescence. I'm thinking motor cars as a glaring example. All of those gadgets to go wrong. And of course Boeing seem to have 'improved' the 737 to the point where it's been grounded worldwide. Perhaps the nautical fraternity are just not so credulous as the average landlubber. 

Mooring a vessel does not affect passenger comfort nor the overall performance of the ship so has not attracted the attention of designers looking to improve it.

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3 hours ago, Frances said:

might I suggest that tides float your boat - a flexible mooring allows for them - today's cable would probably be recognisable to Drake though probably made in a more efficient manner - throwing a light weight cable over to shore to drag in the heavier mooring cable is quick and easy

https://www.marineinsight.com/marine-navigation/mooring-methods-ships/

The real fun starts when you get a wire hawser wrapped round the screw...

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