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Sea anchors and drogues serve different functions in bad conditions. A vast number of factors can influence your choice in any given situation, but the bottom line is that a drogue is most useful in allowing you to travel with the wind. It slows you down to prevent excessive speed and pitchpoling on wave faces, while maintaining effective steering control. If your destination is downwind, a drogue might be just the thing. A sea anchor, in contrast, is designed to minimize downwind movement by holding your bow in the general direction of the wind. If sailing is impossible and there is any risk of a lee shore, a sea anchor could save your boat. Clearly its a good idea to have both on board.


Fiorentino Para Anchor
Fiorentino Para Anchor

Coastal or Offshore

Fiorentino Shark Drogue
Fiorentino Shark Drogue

stern deployment


Galerider Drogue
Galerider Drogue

stern deploymnet

Para Tech Sea Anchor
Para Tech Sea Anchor

bow deployment

White Nylon Rode
White Nylon Rode

Double braid, thimbled & shackled

Lightning Master Static Dissipator
Lightning Master Static Dissipator

improve your odds

Para-Anchor Complete Set Up DVD - 2nd Ed.
Para-Anchor Complete Set Up DVD - 2nd Ed.

NEW EDITION

Heavy Weather Tactics Using Sea Anchors & Drogues - 2nd Ed.
Heavy Weather Tactics Using Sea Anchors & Drogues - 2nd Ed.

E. Hinz

Storm Tactics Handbook - 3rd Ed.
Storm Tactics Handbook - 3rd Ed.

L. & L. Pardey

Wichard Gyb'Easy Boom Brake
Wichard Gyb'Easy Boom Brake

an efficient and safe solution

Dutchman Boom Brake
Dutchman Boom Brake


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