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  1. if you didnt have those rings on the stern would you run this to the winches?

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  2. good informative info on this drogue and bridle.
    lucky you getting a sail maker to make yours!
    Honest info on retrival time.
    fair winds.

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  3. excellent and thank you for sharing

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  4. This was a very useful video, thanks for putting it out there. It would be helpful to see how you pack that into the anchor bag to ensure a clean and snag free deployment. It's one of those pieces of equipment you hope to never have to use but you need to have.

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  5. Thanks for the excellent video. Would it be easier to retrieve the drogue by pulling a second line attached to its tip?

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  6. Just Heave To !! especially at Night. 40 kts / F8 is still sailing weather !!

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  7. yes thanks ! good works ! ok I watched the lines pop and whip , I thought the weight would sink it , how deep is the far end ? oh are you crazy ? to be honest …I need more data , how do you know it's tied to the boat ,exactly best . 3-5 seconds of boring hardware . and for contrast same hardware on a industrial ship.

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  8. Surely this is a drogue/warp not a true sea anchor. If the waves were cresting behind it would be prudent to deploy it from the bow and keep your nose to the waves. Look forward to your follow up in big seas.

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  9. Well done.
    I'm surprised about the helm at 12:27 did you live it unfastened during the whole gale ???…

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  10. Fascinating. Thank you for your efforts.

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  11. Can the cones collapse while deployed? Also, separate question, if the stormjib was still on would it decrease pitching?

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  12. Sr. Does it have a specific feature of the outboard shaft? I mean the column of the engine is bigger than the normal ones? I have a " normal" 6.5hp…. it seems yours have a large column which reach the water easier.

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  13. I've been in storms at sea in Gulf of Alaska, but not on a sailboat. We never needed to throw out any kind of brake though, fortunately. I’m just wondering why there is a need for multiple drogues as opposed to one larger sea anchor? There must be quite an advantage to the series method to justify the complexity.

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  14. Thank you very much for this video! Can you tell something about the subjective feel of the boat while hanging on the JD? I mean going from sailing in a wind force 6 to heaving to gives a certain kind of relaxation, how would you describe the feel compared to heave to. Does it breath calmness and confidence, easy motion?

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  15. Many thanks for showing that. I always wondered how a drogue works.

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  16. What a heroic effort to make a great video…well done.

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  17. Thank you for this video.

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  18. Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to upload this serious piece of equipment. It is a great service you've done. Thanks also for the key comments you've made, like removing the wind vane rudder next time. Etc.

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  19. I like your design for the drogue. On our Pearson Triton we used a 24 inch sea anchor on 200 feet of half inch nylon line with a swivel at the sea anchor. In a big storm off the Oregon coast the load was so great it parted the line in the middle. After that we either ran under bare poles or hove-to. Loved our Triton to the south Pacific and back.

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  20. What a great video! Thanks for posting. I notice you have a 28' atom and you said these mild conditions. I'm little more than an armchair sailor, but 30 knotts and those waves were scary to me. When you went under sail, did you just use the small storm sail only and no main? (I have so much to learn).

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  21. Im guessing an old car tyre and 6 ft of chain and 300ft or rope would do the same job

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