I have 2 ex-military rectangle parachutes with directional rams that I have considered using on my 10T ketch
for down wind
speed. This thread is great as I hadn't heard of anybody doing it. I would need to adjust the length of the riser lines I think to allow a proper 'set' and then rig it from the fordeck. I would definately want a quick release to dump one side but then rig a means to get it out of the water
once its dumped, like maybe have a job halyard
rigged to the chute itself in a way it doesnt hold any tension when chute is filled with air.