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I wouldn't, since most parachute-type drag devices are actually sea anchors, and that would leave you likely to get hit by a breaking wave with almost full force.... which doesn't happen with a JSD, due to the differences in design and function. Most boats can take a breaking wave over the bow to some degree, but are far less capable of taking such force over the cockpit and companionway.

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