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post #4 of Old 03-05-2012
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Re: Boat lost owner rescued

Stories like this are always so informative. In another recent thread, the topic was drogue vs sea anchor. This makes one think that the sea anchor idea has a lot of merit. According to the captain, this boat was drifting leeward at 3.5 knots. That's really fast: 84 miles in 24 hours!! A sea anchor, limiting slippage to around 1 knot may well have saved the boat.

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