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Old 03-08-2013
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Re: Sea anchor or Drogue

IMHO

Sea anchor - off the bow, maybe on a bridle, keeps bow into wind and waves, used on "modern designs that are subject to pooping, the rudder needs to to centred and kept there to prevent damage.

Drogue - off the stern, slows the boat down, keeps stern to wind and waves, used on boats with sufficient flotation in the stern.

I have never had to deploy either one.
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