Re: heave to or sea anchor?
Originally Posted by jackdale
I hate to be pedantic - maybe.
Actually a drogue would slow you down. A sea anchor is used to keep the bow into the waves.
Oops!.. my bad.
No-one I know has ever used a "sea anchor" as a sea anchor.. In the stuff we get down in this part of the world, it's simply too blooming dangerous to use one like that - over the bow at least - 'cause you'll get nicely creamed by the next roller.
I've only ever known them to be chucked out the stern - yes, as a drogue..
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."