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Re: series drogue or para anchor?

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Originally Posted by mattt View Post
I read that in the '79 Fastnet race, several boats simply hove to, and the ones that did suffered no real damage. Does the JSD offer significant advantages over a simple heave to?
On many modern boats with a fin keel and spade rudder, heaving-to will tend to result in being beam on to waves. That is a invitation to a slam. Full keel boats tend to heave-to with the bow up at an angle into the waves.

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