We have a PAratech Sea Anchor, never used it, but have seen some videos of cats using them off the bow. Have also read stories of those that ran from storms, if the speed became too much they ran a drogue (either a true one or makeshift) off the stern. I am curious what the consensus is on what and when, I imagine if the waves are just too big to ride down or surf down, a parachute would be safer? BTW I hope to never need either, but the knowledge could be a lifesaver.