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Re: What strategy do you employ when using a drogue
The way I remember it, he decided to cut it loose because it was causing him to come close to being pooped.
Bernard's boat was a double ender, with very little reserve buoyancy in the stern. She had excellent directional stability, unlike the super wide sterns and lean bows of some modern boats. Tactics vary with the type of boat you are in.
Chain thru the chocks eliminates chafe.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"