[True, most boats don't have a Sampson post, but every boat i've ever seen has an anchor
cleat. It should be through bolted, not screwed, and should be sufficient for connecting a para anchor
[there are not many who have done it, so you won't get many responses based on actual experience.]
I agree that your cleats
should hold a 'chute. I have used my cleats
as anchor points for my storm chute, though it was only a trial in a 30 knot wind
, I think I would feel secure doing it in twice that.
I haven't read it for a while, but I seem to remember the Drag Device Data Base (DDDB - Drag Device Data Base: Victor Shane: 9781878832030: Amazon.com: Books
) giving some pretty good examples, includeing ones with catamarans.