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Old 24-03-2008, 04:40   #16
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Originally Posted by Rhumline View Post
I stayed on docked boats for the entire trip.
I bought my Seadog from the UK mainland - swapped a few e-mails with an Owner / member of the Seadog Owners Association, ended up with an offer to stay aboard his Seadog (unaccompanied) for a few days whilst in England looking at a couple of Seadogs for sale - both to save on accomadation costs, but also so we could have an extended look around a good Seadog / soak up the atmosphere........we did of course leave him a couple of bottles of duty free (the 2nd Jersey Currency!) as a thank you - and also left all his nice electronics onboard

I can't say that this arrangement is all too common - but I guess falls under the heading "yer don't ask etc etc" (albeit I did not ask).

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Old 24-03-2008, 06:17   #17
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The most important storm survival tool is good access to weather reports and a sufficiently long LWL to let you get out of the storm's way The drogues & sea anchors are used only in extremis, not for normal storm tactics. A good suit of heavy-weather sails and reefing options coupled with good helmsmanship is usually enough. Luckily "Pacific" means "peaceful".

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Originally Posted by Ross Gard View Post
Comments Please: Carrying drogues or parachutes? One chap told me adrogue creates unbearable horizontal spray in the rear cockpit, to deploy a parachute anchor is best way to beat a heavy sea.
For the time of Mar.- Jun. I had read a drouge and a run with the wind would see me through, South Pacific that is. So what Major items are carried for heavy weather? Sails, drogues, parachutes, or something else?
Thanks for your help. Rosco.

This is fairly debated topic in its own right. With that in mind, I think you’d do best to post this as a separate question and/or check out
storm tactics thread.




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