Determining Size of Drogue or Parachute Anchor

I read your articles about drogues etc. and would ask you, (being newly baked at sea things), how does one determine the size of a drogue or sea-parachute ancher? I hve a 36 foot Malo 50 with 8 tons laden weight. Sincerely, Richard Dixon, Copenhagen

Hi Richard: A very tricky question, to which there is no really satisfactory source. Best thing to do is to decide whose gear you want to carry, and then talk with both the supplier and users of the gear (in boats that have comparable design characteristics to your own). Regards – Steve Dashew

Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 30, 1999)

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