Many thanks for the suggestions.
The idea on the closed chocks was to mount one on each extreme stern quarter. The drogue bridle
would then be lead through the chocks and forward to the main winches. This seems to be the ideal set up to minimize chaff and have some control of the downwind heading. Mounting them on the stern would prevent the bridle
from chaffing on the rail. The closed chock would prevent the bridle from coming out in extreme conditions. Additionally, they could be used in case of rudder
loss and for mooring
in certain situations.
There are already 6 large closed chocks for dock
lines but of course they are not in suitable positions and cannot be relocated.
At this point we may modify a pair of existing chock to suit the purpose unless anyone has a better idea on this topic.
is for a Mason 44 we have named Siskawit which we will sail to Scotland