What do you call the sagging arc of chain between a boat’s bow roller and the anchor and chain on the sea floor?
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Congratulations to Dennis Del Nero of Metairie, LA who correctly identified a counterpoise on a sailboat. “You’ll find a counterpoise as the ground or bonding of an HF radio’s antenna. It’ll usually be a length of copper strapping attached to the seacocks and maybe to a grounding plate under the boat’s hull. The better the counterpoise, the better the transmission from the antenna.”