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Old 17-06-2011, 08:45   #61
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Re: Sleeping at a Sea Anchor ??

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Hows it go in light air
i can get a couple knots out of her in a 5 kt breeze--lol-- not as well as your cat-- how is your cat in 60+ kt winds?? with 10-20 ft seas????
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i donot have ais hooked up via my garmin as yet-- have to do that fo canal i unnerstan.... but...... i never sleep at heavy traffic areas or near land. i donot sleep in shipping lnes. i do not sleep near sighted whales. i play with dolphins and fish in daylight. i might place a boat in irons if i feel my crew needs to sleep for a bit as i boat my fish,and onlt for boatingmy fish, so i dont have to awaken him from much needed sleep-- but i wont sleep in irons or in a state of storm or other mayhem. i sailed thru storms for most of the near year i was in gulf of mexico--our WIND SPEED IN THOSE WAS OVER 71 KTS, PER NOAA..lol-- very short respites from storm activity--was a good experience--was A SEIDELMANN 37-- i am glad we did that-- we kept our own watches of 4 on 4 off. there was no reason to change that pattern and all was well. we were pooped by a quartering sea at 0300 one nite-- so what--- water in , water out-- we worked very very hard AS AUTOHELM 4000 DIDNT WORK in seas over 6 ft or winds over 20 kts..LOL. on my trip to cabo san lucas--eerrr, mazatlan, we were hit with 60+ kt winds a bit North of cabo san lucas.. for this season, shoulda been higher....3 weeks later was 70+..lol.. friends ere bashing up in it....my simrad works wella nd we didnt have to work hard at all..was fun ride and truly a gas inthat boat to sail at 8+ kts under jib n jigger, both reefed..... awesome!!!!! NO-- why stop whenyer having fun!!!??? we each were able to pull 12 hour shifts easily under these conditions. why stop whenyer having a ball????? wasnt dangerous--we werent even heeled 10 degrees...was GRRRREAT!!!!!! STORM ANCHOR-- hell, no--- wtf for-- 60+kts is just getting the old gurlee going....
so whatziz stuff about sea anchors??? LOL..
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Daaaaang, that sounds exciting! I'm going to get a bigger boat before I cross the pond.
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Re: Sleeping at a Drogue??

I'm curious. I can see how Boracay would not take kindly to a sea anchor but a drogue could be quite another matter.

So has anyone any thinking on sleeping to a drogue?

I'm thinking that having a smaller one to keep the boat steady in less than storm conditions may be easier to manage.

I'm with those who believe that having a nap before trying a tricky piece of navigation is a good idea. There are just too many stories of tired sailors wrecking their boats.
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Old 17-06-2011, 17:26   #64
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I'm curious. I can see how Boracay would not take kindly to a sea anchor but a drogue could be quite another matter.

So has anyone any thinking on sleeping to a drogue?

I'm thinking that having a smaller one to keep the boat steady in less than storm conditions may be easier to manage.

I'm with those who believe that having a nap before trying a tricky piece of navigation is a good idea. There are just too many stories of tired sailors wrecking their boats.
ye think the answers will be different??
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Re: Sleeping at a Sea Anchor ??

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i can get a couple knots out of her in a 5 kt breeze--lol-- --
Very surprising
I slummed it on a bavaria 44 a couple of weeks ago with brand new racing sails that was hard pressed to manage that
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If theres only 5 knots of breeze I could run at full speed
probably do 12-14 knots.

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how is your cat in 60+ kt winds?? with 10-20 ft seas????
I would imagine it would be pretty comfortable on a parachute anchor

Consider that the areas that I will sail/motor in, 60+ knots is probably 0.05% of the time, and there would be an incredibly good chance that I would be parked in a safe anchorage having a few bevies when it happened.

That being the case I figured best have a vessel suited to the predominate weather pattern
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Old 17-06-2011, 18:18   #67
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Re: Sleeping at a Sea Anchor ??

cat--WITHOUT a sea anchor..LOL l i said SAIL in 60 kt and 10-15 or 20 ft seas....not drift....
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cat--WITHOUT a sea anchor..LOL l i said SAIL in 60 kt and 10-15 or 20 ft seas....not drift....
hear hear... lol
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cat--WITHOUT a sea anchor..LOL l i said SAIL in 60 kt and 10-15 or 20 ft seas....not drift....
And you can do that indefinitely?
What about fatigue?
Does that not affect formosa owners?
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Re: Sleeping at a Drogue??

Boracay,

Last fall I had the opportunity to buy a small "sea anchor/drogue". No chance to use it yet but I was thinking along the same lines. Somewhere between hove to and sea anchor. I do also have a largish drogue for serious work.

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I'm curious. I can see how Boracay would not take kindly to a sea anchor but a drogue could be quite another matter.

So has anyone any thinking on sleeping to a drogue?

I'm thinking that having a smaller one to keep the boat steady in less than storm conditions may be easier to manage.

I'm with those who believe that having a nap before trying a tricky piece of navigation is a good idea. There are just too many stories of tired sailors wrecking their boats.
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Re: Sleeping at a Sea Anchor ??

we did it for as long as we needed to without fatigue. formosas sail nicely in big winds and seas. they were kinda designed to do that....LOL...very comfortable ride in weather, balances nicely with reefed mizzen and reefed jib-the simrad autopilot i have is wonderful-- we were able to pull 12 hour watches without fatigue--SAIL ON!!!!
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