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Old 10-07-2019, 19:43   #1
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Iím thinking about picking this up. Pros, cons? Iíve used a parachute off the big island on a commercial hand line ahi boat before and was impressed. If itís in good shape, I see no reason not to have this on my 43í. Any experiences? Iím also curious about putting a sea anchor out like this in a gale. Thanks for your responses and time. Aloha
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Donít think it will meet the requirements of a sea anchor, nor would I rely on it in an emergency; likely to make more trouble than it will solve. Iíd look at making or buying a series drogue.
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You know someone was selling a real sea anchor for a good price not long ago, 18í if I remember right, which should be your size.

Aerial parachutes are of course designed for much less dense fluid than seawater and designed for much less weight than a 40í boat too.
Additionally UV degrades them quickly and you have no idea what your getting/
In short Iíd buy a proper Sea Anchor, yes people have used parachutes in the past successfully, but I wouldnít want to risk it myself
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Think like a spinnaker in the water with world's worst tangle of paracord encasing your hull, propeller, standing rigging.....
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Thanks guys. Looks like Iíll pass on the anchor.
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