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Tension on a rope - not a homework question

  1. Dec 28, 2013 #1
    My boat is tethered to a rope that can withstand a maximum of 8000 pounds of tension. The wind will exert, at maximum, 3000 pounds of force on the boat. How do I calculate the tension on the rope based on the angles that the rope is at? does it make a difference if the boat is stationary, or if the wind is causing it to move? Thanks for the help (:
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  3. Dec 28, 2013 #2


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    Can you add a sketch? That would help to understand the problem.

    Even if it is not homework, it could be homework-like, so it could fit better to our homework section.
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