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Old 29-05-2008, 06:51   #151
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I am with GIDEONīs solution.

Have a PARA-Anchor and a JORDAN series drogue. Be prepaired, hope not to use it!

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Old 29-05-2008, 06:54   #152
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It sounds as it these gentlemen deployed their para's from one bow, rather than a bridle. Unless the wind direction has shifted dramatically from the direction of the sea, I can't think of any other reason a cat would want to lie beam to, while on a para-anchor. From what I've read, a series drogue deployed from the stern is a viable alternative to a para.


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Old 29-05-2008, 07:07   #153
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My question to the boat skipper would be " how much weight did you have on the line."
I can suspect if too much then the boat could find itself yawing a lot.
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Some of you old timers here have probably read this already or visited the website... but I found his discussion of Storm Management on a 30ish CAT very interesting... have a look at the adventures of "Exit-Only" on the website...


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Old 30-05-2008, 01:25   #155
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Yes, I found his discussion to make perfect sense regardless of boat type - mono or multi or whatever.

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