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Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

Originally Posted by upshift View Post
You want an impossibility?

Hooking a drogue up to the sea container in a flat sea would never flip it. The physics for that doesn't add up. A real anchor would have given a downward force and could have rotated the container if the math worked out but the drogue would simply float alongside…
Actually that was one of the weird things he did that made sense the drogue would increase the current pull on the container and him sailing against the current would dislodge the impaled container from the sailboat

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