Subject: Re: [harryproa] Re: Drogues and Para Anchors in practice
From: David Howie
Date: 2/16/2006, 9:11 PM

Agreed, I've used drogues on numerous occasions (monos), wouldn't go offshore
without one (mind you I've used anchors and sails, doesn't have to be a custom
made model).
Anchors worry me as I've heard too many stories of cock ups, hard to
deploy/recover etc. Which is why I chose the drogue in the first place.
Also as VERY FEW boats ever go offshore , even fewer get caught in the
ultimate storm, for most of the people here this is purely academic.

------ Original Message ------
Received: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 06:44:44 PM MST
From: "Robert" <>
Subject: [harryproa] Re: Drogues and Para Anchors in practice

.....I see these as probably the most important points,


--- In, jerry freedomev <freedomev@y...> >
>                  Also I don't think many here have much idea in a
storm just how much pressure is on a sea anchor and much worse, a
parachute size one. It's line should always be lead back to a large
>                  Everyone should once they have their boats done, go
out in 25k or so winds and try out deploying, recovering, laying too in
different ways to see how your boat works instead of trying to figure
out in an emergency. It will give you much more confindence afterward.

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