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Old 09-06-2010, 07:39   #1
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Wink Catamaran Storm Condition Handling

New to the forum. Please pardon if this has been discussed in much detail. Have a 35 ft Wildcat catamaran and would like to know what the best options are to secure the boat in winds 50knots and up in open sea conditions. Used to sailing SA coast but have been fortunate to avoid extreme situations but would like to be prepared. From previous postings it seems there are contradicting opinions:
a)bow to wind with sea anchor(s) or drogue
b) stern to wind with sea anchor(s) or drogue
c) minute storm sail and 35degree to the wind.
Any Wildcat owners with an opinion or experience of these situations?
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Old 09-06-2010, 13:34   #2
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I'm not familiar with Wildcats but as general principle I would only use a sea anchor off the bow and only use a drogue off the stern.
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