Originally Posted by Cadence
____A series type drogue provides significant advantages over a cone or parachute type drogue/sea anchor.
iv) ____A full-scale series drogue demonstrated satisfactory handling and durability characteristics under simulated storm conditions and in actual breaking wave conditions.
Thanks for the drogue/sea anchor
Only semantics, does it really deserve this scrutiny.
I think not.
I does, because if you attempt to use a drogue as a sea anchor
, or vice versa, it won't work.
I have both, the drogue is a parachute with vents cut in it, and a diameter of around 1.5 metres. It also has a choke system so I can reduce the drag if required.
The Para anchor is 6 metres in diameter.
If I deployed the drogue off the bow in storm conditions, I'd drift backwards at a couple of knots, potentially putting the steering
system at risk.
The sea anchor
will stop the boat almost completely.
A drogue will allow a boat to move downwind at a couple of knots, a sea anchor will see the boat drifting with the current
, not the wind