Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-09-2014, 18:52   #16
Registered User
RainDog's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Varies
Boat: Pacific Seacraft 34 #142
Posts: 1,175
Re: Drogue Suggestions

Originally Posted by SVRapture40 View Post
My original post stated that I had already done the research and read the reviews and was not looking for links to product descriptions. I clearly stated that I was looking for feedback from people that had a drogue and had used it. And I certainly in no way implied that I thought my existing rudder was lacking in any way.

So out of the 11 responses I got 3 from people that had actually used a drogue (and I thanked them for their response) and one from a person that built his own. The rest just gave their opinions on what they thought might be a good idea (not what I was asking for).

Don't get me wrong - I am very thankful for the information. And maybe I was a bit unkind with my remark. To be honest, I was bit a miffed by the person that assumed my rudder was not up to the task to begin with and my idea was to get a drogue for *when* it failed.

On that note, please forgive my comment about the less than helpful information. I truly meant no disrespect.
Fair enough. Well said.

RainDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2016, 09:20   #17
Registered User
Ships_Rat's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2016
Boat: CS30
Posts: 2
Re: Drogue Suggestions

Anyone with a Hathaways Galerider with some use on it, please be aware that if its been out of use awhile, to please inspect the swage under the rim cover stitching. If you find a lot of white powder beware, your swage has likely deteriorated to the point of possible failure. Its well worth a call to Hathaways and they are very helpful and will work with you to get it refurbished and back up to snuff.

Our Galerider which we last used in big seas in 1992 saved our butts and since we are heading out again, we had it inspected, and Wes Oliver of Hathaways guided us thru the upgrade process. They can also advise and even do custom rode for you.

Not cheap but well worth it.

Ships_Rat is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jordan Series Drogue vs Para-Anchor ? markpj23 Health, Safety & Related Gear 5 30-10-2011 20:17
Series Drogue Crak Multihull Sailboats 58 13-01-2009 05:24
Time to sell your Galerider Drogue? Whoosh Classifieds Archive 1 31-12-2008 03:07
Stretchy Drogue line or not? GMac Seamanship & Boat Handling 20 15-10-2008 08:18

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:47.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.