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Part of the problem IMHO, of using a parachute-type sea anchor or drogue from the bow is if the sucker collapses or fails to hold the boat in a fairly steady position, the boat will move backwards and has a pretty fair chance of damaging the rudder, especially if the rudder isn't a balanced design. Then, IMHO, you're pretty screwed.

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