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Drogue versus Parachute Anchor for Ocean Crossing

Drogue versus Parachute Anchor for Catamarans in Heavy Weather conditions

In this video we discuss two of the main techniques that we first handedly used when crossing the Pacific Ocean twice. Not just theory but real life video footage and commentary.

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Garett Hennigan

Garett Hennigan is a mechanical engineer who in partnership with his wife, Carllie, built a 28 foot catamaran, Light Wave, in 1999. He has sailed extensively with his wife through Mexico, Hawaii and now back in the Pacific northwest with over 20,000 sailing miles and over 5000 hours of boatbuilding experience.


  1. Let me suggest building a Jordan drogue in segments. The advantages of the multiple small cones should apply either to a string of 200 cones, or a string of 50 cones. Stresses are less concentrated… more distributed. A Jordan could be set up so you can deploy as much as you think you need.

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