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Re: series drogue or para anchor?
One reason that we may not be seeing many double-enders and vessels of a similar ilk is that very few sailors actually go off-shore. I read an interview with a Hunter rep who put the number at 3%. "The demands of the market" would definitely favour lighter, roomier boats with large easily accessible cockpits.
Bingo. What continually confounds me though are the guys that think this demand is "misguided". In other words, that the market should want "offshore" boats (i.e. - "safer") despite the fact that that's not the intended use.