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Old 27-01-2023, 07:24   #1
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Practice drogue steering?

Next season I want to practice drogue steering so I am prepared in case of an emergency.

Since I'll still have a rudder, I assume the boat will behave differently than in a real emergency with a lost rudder.

Has anyone tried this? Will whatever I learn regarding setup and use from this practice be applicable in a real emergency?

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Leave your wheel loose to let the rudder turn freely, this should at least mimic steering failure/loss of helm..
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Old 27-01-2023, 12:16   #3
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Re: Practice drogue steering?

You will learn a lot and itís a great skill to practice.

Make sure you take the time before you deploy the drogue to plan out how your lines will run.

Also be aware that there will be a lot of pressure on the drogue, lines and other gear if you are travelling at any speed. This can put a lot of stress on your equipment if youíre not ready for it.

Good luck and let us know how you go.
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Re: Practice drogue steering?

Thanks.

It will probably not be until May'ish but I will update with the results.
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