Subject: [harryproa] Drogues and Para Anchors
From: "proaconstrictor" <>
Date: 2/14/2006, 1:48 PM

Anyone have any ideas or experiences (second hand welcome) of drogues
or para anchors on pros?

The thing I like about the proa platform is that sometimes folks
carry both drogues and anchors, deploying one off the the stern and
the other off the bow.  Starting with the drogue and moving to the
para if conditions worsen.  This can lead to complications with
reversing the boat to get the para out even as conditions are ramping
up.  The obvious point being a proa is lonigtudinally symetrical, and
therefore one can throw the drag device off of either end.  The boats
and rig are also symetrically placed.

There may be bad news also such as the uneven windage on the hulls
once streaming the drag device.

Any thoughts about how this could work, broadly from attachment
points to lights to storage and deployment, all idea welcome?

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