SailNet Community - View Single Post - What strategy do you employ when using a drogue
View Single Post
Old 04-15-2013
Brent Swain Brent Swain is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 2,349
Thanks: 19
Thanked 33 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Brent Swain is on a distinguished road
Re: What strategy do you employ when using a drogue

Originally Posted by Capt.aaron View Post
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"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook