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looking to buy one before I seriously cruise in the next couple years. Anyone tried using a boatlength trailing line to bring the JSD to the windlass spinning the boat once the waves and winds have died to say sub 30 knots? Basically use the bow height and wave action to raise more of the chutes out of the water. Also be kind of lazy with an electric windlass?
This is actually what Hal Roth talks about in his "Handling Storms at Sea" book. He says you just have to be careful that the windlass doesn't chew up the cones.
Here's a link where we were talking about it...
Last edited by smackdaddy; 08-04-2011 at 03:48 PM.