SailNet Community - View Single Post - What strategy do you employ when using a drogue
View Single Post
  #6  
Old 04-12-2013
hughdon hughdon is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
hughdon is on a distinguished road
Re: What strategy do you employ when using a drogue

We commonly tow a 'drogue' when off the wind with big following/quartering seas.
It remained deployed in 'normal' (and above) trade conditions from Cape Verde to Caribbean.
It is just a folding claw anchor (shinny SS so we can see it through the waves) on a hundred plus foot line. Its purpose is more to assist steering than reduce speed.
Pacific Seacraft 34

Gail Rider sells a drogue to reduce speed in extreme conditions.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook