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Old 04 November 2010, 11:41   #11
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I hav'got two onboard, the main one 6 kgs. 10 meters chain + 30 meters rope, spare 4.5 kgs. 5 meters chain + 20 rope.
I use it every time but, you know, here in Italy we like to lie in the sun!

The common rule is 1:5 (1 meter deep 5 meters line) but depends by wind and waves

You are talking about proper anchors mate
This thread is about Drogues, I see the confusion as they are sometimes misleadingly called "Sea Anchors"
Drogues are an underwater type of parachute of differing sizes according to length and wheight of boat and how much effect you want it to have.
Often used for drift fishing to slow the drift and keep the boat on an even heading. Fly fishermen use them a lot.
I use one when drift fishing from my Kayak.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drogue
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Old 04 November 2010, 12:35   #12
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I've got one too.
Think I used it once in anger, otherwise I used in in a pre-season practise here:
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ight=parachute
I'm glad to have it though. Occupies v. little space.

PS Any one else do a pre-season practise?
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Old 04 November 2010, 18:40   #13
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You are talking about proper anchors mate
This thread is about Drogues, I see the confusion as they are sometimes misleadingly called "Sea Anchors"
Sorry, misunderstanding, is not easy to read technical english ... I don't use drogue
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Old 05 November 2010, 04:29   #14
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not that i want to be out in seas like this (reminds me of IOM cruise last year)
I'm sure the waves were bigger on that trip!
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Old 05 November 2010, 07:04   #15
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Yes I carry one, never had to use it yet, tested it a couple of months ago and it worked well. I think its a useful bit of safety kit and does not take up much room in the boat so easy to store. Betetr to have it and not need it than need it and not have it ..
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Old 15 March 2013, 22:12   #16
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There is an amazing book called the DRAG DEVICE DATA BASE by Victor Shane. It's an account of many many situations at sea where a drogue was deployed. Some incredible stories in there. I'm definitely +1 on having one aboard.
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I've got one onboard, never used it but then I can never sit still long enough. But if I ever found myself in a situation ie broken down waiting for a tow etc I'd be sure glad to have it, not just for comfort and stability but it could also vastly increase the amount of time you have before getting washed up on a lee shore.
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Old 16 March 2013, 05:11   #18
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Found these - Boat Fishing Drogue, Anchor - Fly fishing - CHEAPEST ONE ON EBAY!!!! RRP 19 | eBay

I'll let you know if it's worth having, when it arrives next week.
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Don't have a drogue, but I've got a couple of buckets & plenty of rope.
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Don't have a drogue, but I've got a couple of buckets & plenty of rope.
Sounds like a 38FF'll do the job then
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