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Sea Anchor

Finally, there is something called a “sea anchor.” These can be a variety of devices used to slow down a vessel caught in high winds and turbulent seas. These include commercially available chutes or small cones arranged on a long line or even a jury-rigged chain looped behind the boat. All are used to create drag to slow the vessel.

 

sea anchor

Sea Anchor

sea anchor deployed

Sea Anchor Deployed

Also See Module 11.

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Source: Skipper
Topic: Anchoring and Mooring
Authors: Grant Headifen, NauticEd Global Director of Education
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