Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-01-2016, 13:13   #106
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2008
Boat: Lagoon 440 - Agape'
Posts: 29
Re: 38' cat OK to circumnavigate?

I've found the quickest way (and easiest) to retrieve a drogue is to attach a relativelylight weight line to the aft end of the drogue. By pulling on that line, you will collapse the drogue and, therefore, most of the resistance to retrieving it.

Kaptain Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 13:49   #107
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Boat: Conser 47
Posts: 61
Re: 38' cat OK to circumnavigate?

Going walk about

You will definitely need a winch to retrieve your drogue. On several occasions I have used warps (long lines) with knots and snubbers tied in to reduce speeds and gain control. I have carried a 5' drogue and an 18' parachute anchor but have never used either. The long lines have allowed me greater adjustability and had tremendous strain that I didn't expect. I could never pull them in by hand. If you set them properly they will help your auto pilot as well. You will generally use them running with the wind and waves. Too much drag increases the chance of being pooped by a following wave.

Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum

RunawayC47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2016, 17:21   #108
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 2
Re: 38' cat OK to circumnavigate?

We are very happy with our Lagoon 380, cruised the Med, Carib, and since a few years the canadian north atlantic (with heavier custom made Doyle sails). Never had a situation we could not handle with 3 reef, storm jip or finally with drogue. Anyway after living on the boat since 2012 we are going to sell it in Canada, ready to go back to the Carib via Intercostal or Bermuda. Find more infos about this private boat (flying German flag) here Lagoon 380 fully equipped for living aboard

Lagoon380 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
General Info: Adequate cat for a couple to circumnavigate under 200k gtpinhei Fountaine Pajot 20 11-02-2014 20:23
Challenge: Youngest Goat to Circumnavigate? David_Old_Jersey Challenges 184 17-09-2010 20:54
Circumnavigate / Cruise / Sail sailorboy1 General Sailing Forum 12 30-03-2010 06:01
Circumnavigate Beneteau 47.3 ISLANDCHIEF60 Monohull Sailboats 64 18-08-2009 20:01

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 21:10.

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.