Does anyone have any experience with or comments regarding the use of
drogues and parachutes for severe conditions? Several authors have
stated their preference for drogues but the Pardeys in their
book "Storm Tactics" seem to prefer a parachute off the bow.
Hopefully none of us will ever need either but what do Amel users
My second question regards "spare sails". I do have an ATF
for severe conditions but do Amel users carry any spare sails (Genoa,
Main or Mizzen) on long passages or just rely on Amel to send a
replacement of a non-repairable sail at the next port of call?