Q. What is Broaching? Explain the effects with suitable sketch.
- Broaching:- when a steep following sea causes the vessel to ‘surf’ forwards controllably, the bow tends to ‘dig’ into the wave ahead, decelerating the vessel rapidly.
- The forces on the stern will cause the stern to swing violently to the left or right and the vessel will come to rest broadside to the waves. A rapid “broaching” may cause a capsize.