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One of my 36 footers is cruising down there at the moment. He said most of the working boats down there spend a good part of most tides dried out, so his twin keels are a huge advantage. With a series drogue over the stern, he had no problem with one of the worst storms to hit Valdiva in a while. He was at sea at the time, approaching Valdiva. He said she rolled a bit when the wind eased off. I find running the drogue off the quarter, instead of centred by a bridle ,lets the wind pressure on the rig take some of the roll out of her.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"