Reply to: RE: [MHml] Oh, dear: tris less safe than cats
multihulls at steamradio.com
Mon Feb 12 02:31:33 EST 2001
I'd appreciate a copy of your parachute anchor experiences.
From: multihulls-admin at steamradio.com
[mailto:multihulls-admin at steamradio.com]On Behalf Of nudd
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2001 1:36 AM
To: multihulls at steamradio.com
Subject: Re: Reply to: RE: [MHml] Oh, dear: tris less safe than cats
You've been very quiet for a while. Good to see you posting.
I have posted in the past my experience with the parachute anchor.
It is too long to post again but I will email it to anyone who wants it as
as I have time. (Uni exams this week).
Terry Travers wrote:
> Pete McDowell wrote:
> >My own inclination (which I am pleased to say remains entirely
> untested, and long may it remain so!) would be to run at an
> angle with the waves, ie taking them roughly on the quarter
> - particularly if I am confident that the stern elevation of the
> boat is strongly built against breaking waves.
> rgds Pete McD
> (now probably even more likely to drown proud & alone...)
> Have faith Pete. It worked for Robin and I near Antarctica. With sea-room
> believe this is the best alternative ....and I didn't drown .....but I did
> have a magnificent drogue.
> Plenty of people have ideas about what is the best way to survive the
> ultimate storm.
> There is NO surviving the ultimate storm, but then there is no surviving
> ultimate head-on collision on the highway either. If we chance upon either
> then so be it. Let's LIVE until that happens.
> Having established that, with sea room I believe running with a drogue is
> best in heavy weather...so that is what we did in the deep Southern Ocean.
> But we carried a Para-Anchor in case we had no sea-room and needed to hold
> off a lee shore.
> So I'm proud to associate with someone who is proud enough to drown alone
> proving his theory. (May it never need proving!) Thanks Pete for what we
> down here would call your "two-bob's worth".
> Terry Travers
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