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Old 04 December 2008, 15:41   #21
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Thanks for the explanation lads!
So when equipping out my next boat and remembering room is important would I be best just getting a sea anchor or sea anchor and drogue?
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To Clarify "Its the same bit of kit" and you wouldnt use a Drogue on a RIB
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Wondering why an Atlantic was out in this sea state and dunking the engines like this.

Is this standard training, or were they on a rescue?
These guy's could have been exercising on station/giving inexperienced helms opportunity to get experience, in my opinion the Atlantic's are stern heavy and suffer from the pendulum affect.

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So, cat and pigeon time. Can a large plastic basin/drum/bucket with an appropriate hole in the bottom be used as a sea anchor? Just asking...

Yes it could... But...

The 30ft Yacht Sea Anchor I had was 3ft in diameter and it was useless. My current one is great, it is 5/6 ft in Diameter-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-SEA-ANCHOR...1%7C240%3A1318
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So, cat and pigeon time. Can a large plastic basin/drum/bucket with an appropriate hole in the bottom be used as a sea anchor? Just asking...


They are 29 on ebay tightarse

You could always tie a knot in your trouser legs and use them
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They are 29 on ebay tightarse

You could always tie a knot in your trouser legs and use them

Tight-arse perhaps, Big-arse never! It's the admixture of Kiltic genes.

Oh, and you can't coil your anchor warp in a sea anchor.....

And a useful person would have included a link
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Yes it could... But...

The 30ft Yacht Sea Anchor I had was 3ft in diameter and it was useless. My current one is great, it is 5/6 ft in Diameter-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-SEA-ANCHOR...1%7C240%3A1318

Like this (thnx)
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As a rule a sea anchor goes over the bow and is used for keeping the boat head to the weather/sea, it looks like a small parachute and has no holes in it.

A drogue is deployed off the stern of the boat/yacht and to slow it down when in rough weather, ie under bare pole the yacht is surfing and risks broaching. The drogue is usually more cone shaped hence letting some water through not completly stopping the boat and straing deck gear.


Even if the weather is fairly calm a sea anchor is useful as it'll keep the bow into the weather so it makes the likes of prop changes etc easier.
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[QUOTE=Jono Garton;273933] Yes it could... But...

The 30ft Yacht Sea Anchor I had was 3ft in diameter and it was useless. My current one is great, it is 5/6 ft in Diameter-

Good info that , i have tried my small sea anchor about 18" across before when we have been fishing in a fresh wind and swell and its next to useless , doesn't even keep the boat nose to wind / waves .

What size would you recomend for a small 4m rib or sib . I really should have one that works as we are always messing about in the surf
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