Wish I'd spotted this thread before I started the one on Para-anchors! My Moody is all rolloer reefing (in mast
main) and the Genoa
won't be much use when rolled beyond the third reef poin although I could probably use a smidgeon of main for some stability. That's why I asked about sea anchors and drogues which I add below for advice:
I think the problem with a para-anchor is the veering from side to side in heavy weather
so I imagine it's not much good without a bridle
off to one side to hold the boat at an angle. Any idea what angle? I think probably about 30 degrees but is that right in survival conditions? The Jordan drogue
looks good but it's expensive and I already have a 9ft Fiorino Para-anchor which I bought for my 34ft Rival. I now have a 42ft Moody and the same anchor
would probably do the job even if a little small. Talking about drogues - how would a couple of drogues in tandem about 60ft apart (smaller one further aft) on say 150ft of total line compare with a Jordan? perhaps not so good but good enough?