Dismasted! Susie Goodall

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Doug Lord, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Maybe Susie missed the below tip from Sir Robin at ± 8:45 to about 10:28 when he talks about the painting and dragging a long looped anti broaching line over the stern, when at risk of being caught up by breaking waves. I've heard others about dragging a car outer tyre on a long line in these situations, which not so fancy doubles as a fender. One also can drop all anchors over the stern on all their rodes in deep water to slow down and keep the stern in the waves...

     
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  2. fishwics
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    Susie was using a Jordan Series Drogue (JSD) which is generally reckoned to be more effective than towing rope.

    The problem with rope is that it can twist and tangle and become ineffective. The JSD - which is essentially a rope with a number of small "parachutes" along its length - seems to be more stable.

    Have a look at the Drag device Database - dragdevicedb.com.
     
  3. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    According to the post #1 quote she lost her drogue, which might have caused her pitchpole stern over bow, instead of being temporarily buried by the wave...

    ‘‘ . . . The drogue Bridle is still fitted but the drogue gone. . . . ’’
     
  4. JosephT
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    Nothing against the parachute drogues, but I really like the heavy duty swivel, tire & rope approach used by this sailor. He's used it for years and it will be my drogue of choice for an offshore passage. The tire spins with the currents and keeps the stern position perpendicular, more or less, with following storm seas. I could sleep at night knowing this beast is doing its job.

     

  5. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Great vid, thanks for posting Joseph, now I have to see the whole series . . :)
     
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