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Thread: How Important Is Sugar Scoop Design When Lying to a Parachute Sea Anchor?

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    Default Re: How Important Is Sugar Scoop Design When Lying to a Parachute Sea Anchor?

    My belief in these circumstances is that the tether will already be stretched at least 50% by the wind, therefore your boat only has to move back less than her own length - something you will not even notice.

    Too much movement sternwards will put your rudders at risk, thus too small a parachute is a really bad plan.
    Insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results

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    Default Re: How Important Is Sugar Scoop Design When Lying to a Parachute Sea Anchor?

    Hi,

    Does anyone actually have any photographs whilst on the parachute.

    Interested to see the various set ups for a Catamaran so they can be ajusted.

    The anchor must be sufficiently on the backward side of the swell as not to pull through the crest under load - to avoid backwards slides. To me this can only be achieved by adjustment and if the swell distance varies then adjustment must be made again. Swell variation is quite common especially if their is a wind change.

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