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Old 15 April 2013, 15:09   #11
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Some nice Drogue anchor work in this!




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Old 15 April 2013, 15:23   #12
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Some nice Drogue anchor work in this!



A crackin video - the "proof of the pudding"

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In all fairness, whether the boat is beam on or not won't make a huge amount of difference to hanging over the transom if the sea is rough enough to warrant your concern.
Do you still reckon that is right
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I've used a drogue on a yacht. I have got a SEA ANCHOR. However, getting one to work on the 5.4 is difficult so I don't carry it anymore. It needed to be thrown out a fair distance upwind in order to work.

Throwing a parachute upwind isn't easy.
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Old 15 April 2013, 15:39   #14
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Do you still reckon that is right
Nope not entirely, but then Gotchi is not the RNLI. In that particular video there is nothing you could meaningfully do to the 'broken' engine(s) whilst bouncing as violently as that other than just check nothing had fallen off. You certainly wouldn't be chaning plugs or cutting rope off the prop.

Aside from that, I can't foresee him being stuck on a lee shore in conditions like that anyway, and also having two crew members available to deploy the drogue and fix the engine whilst he hangs on to the helm. I think a liferaft would be more suitable and comforting to his usual passengers
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I think a liferaft would be more suitable and comforting to his usual passengers
I'm sure you're joking, but other than a fire - what would tempt you out of a RIB and into a liferaft?
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What, moi? When Gotchi's involved. Nah.

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Built-in drogue pockets (plus the ration pack and stugeron tablets). An inversion might tempt me too.
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Engine fails, sea too deep for normal anchor, without it would turn beam on which is much harder to work on engine
Have you looked under that cover? If that Etec went fart, where exactly would you start with your rusty justy and junior spanner set?

If things ever went as Pete Tong as you suggest, I'd get on the wireless and get the orange and blue tug out, quick smart.
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Have you looked under that cover? If that Etec went fart, where exactly would you start with your rusty justy and junior spanner set?

If things ever went as Pete Tong as you suggest, I'd get on the wireless and get the orange and blue tug out, quick smart.
Yup, here's a video of it in case you haven't seen your own

Well I admit there isn't a whole lot that could be done, but changing a spark plug, checking all leads are still connected... Pull starting the engine, changing the master fuse (spare right next to it on an etec that's probably about it Till now the VHF (touch wood) there was no main VHF anyway...

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My sea anchor takes up very little space

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That looks perfect could you tell me where you got it/ what size it is?
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Till now the VHF (touch wood) there was no main VHF anyway...


You were making channel crossings with only a 5watt 'walkie talkie'?
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