It's about two-and-a-half times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 2.69220 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.371440 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 10.4750 fathoms. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-third as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.3370 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 2.970 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 83.70 fathoms tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about one-third as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.3260 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 3.07 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 86.40 fathoms to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 52,500 fathoms to the northwest.
It's about one-third as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.3180 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 3.140 times that amount.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 88.60 fathoms from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about three-tenths as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.3130 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 3.190 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 90.20 fathoms. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about three-tenths as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.304640 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 3.28260 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 92.5690 fathoms tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about three-tenths as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 28.20 fathoms is 0.2960 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 3.380 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 95.10 fathoms to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).