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post #10 of Old 01-21-2007 Thread Starter
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The sea anchors found on merchant ship lifeboats carry a cone shaped dispenser designed to dispense vegetable or fish oil, neither of which is harmful. The amount held is approximately 1 gallon, the point being that it does not take a great quantity to acheive the desired effect. The response to this surprises me-I thought this information was common knowledge.

Marpol's opinion on this, being in a life/ship saving situation, can be left to another thread, let's stay on the topic of keeping positive buoyancy.

The Pardey's say, to Tartan's point, one must eliminate fore-reaching to create a "slick" to windward. They also seem to be big fans of the parachute sea anchor, cautioning against running too long before the wind.

Keep it comin'.
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