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Re: heave to or sea anchor?
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..
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A drogue on an open transom boat is an invitation to get pooped.
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