6.6 Sea Anchor Deployed from the Bow
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        The foregoing recommendations and discussion apply to a drogue deployed from the stern rather than a sea anchor deployed from the bow. A large sea anchor would be required to hold the bow of a modern yacht into the wind and sea in a survival storm. The required diameter of the cone or chute would be 2 or 3 times the diameter shown on Figure 25. The design load would be 50 to 100% greater than that shown on Figure 26. Even with a large sea anchor the bow of a modern yacht will tend to yaw away from the wind when the towline goes slack as it will when the boat passes through the trough of the wave. For these reasons the use of a sea anchor deployed from the bow is not recommended.

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