Hi Dopers, just found myself wondering about this the last few times I’ve hung washing out, so figured it’s about time I asked the experts once and for all!
Talking about using rotary clotheslines, outside. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hills_Hoist and making a few presumptions, namely constant wind speed and direction, and also that all washing consists of uniform sized towels. The washing line in question has 6 seperate, concentric lines, broken into segments of 4 that can hold from inside (smallest) outwards, a maximum of .5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 towels respectively.
Obviously the innermost line is pointless with this load, but let’s say I had 20 towels to dry, what would be the best configuration?, and generate the most rotational speed, effectively drying them quicker?
Should I concentrate them all on to one quadrant? with a remainder on another? Or should I go all around the outside? Or load up one half evenly to act like a sail?
I hope someone can understand what I’m trying to ask!