Brace yourself - note slack in hook.
When boat drops into trough, hook and cable will come up taut.
Boat off NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Image ID: theb0513, NOAA's Fleet Then and Now - Sailing for Science Collection
Location: Delaware Bay
Photo Date: 1985
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; Personnel of NOAA Ship PEIRCE 1985
Category: Survey Boats/Pickup/
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