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Old 01-03-2014, 17:17   #61
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I have a Herreshoff Cat Ketch 33 foot; I raise mizzen alone and the boat sits gently.

With any boat it's important to see what combination of sail works depending on the conditions.
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Old 01-03-2014, 20:51   #62
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Re: Heaving to / Other Storm tactics

[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 and windlass 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.
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