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Re: heave to or sea anchor?
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..
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"