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post #17 of Old 01-05-2012
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Reading Storm Tactics convinced me to buy a good sea anchor but I have never deployed it, even to practice. Has anyone out there actually used one of these in a storm? I've rigged up all the gear, have watched/memorized the nice video instructions that came with it and keep it with a large detailed step-by-step printed set of procedures attached to the bag but as with any piece of equipment, I really need to get out and test it. Without using it in actual situations, I really have no data on leeway with it deployed and that is the essential number needed when deciding whether to use it.

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.

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