Members' Online Book: Heavy Weather Tactics, Chapter 6 of 22

Alternatives to Chainplates For Drogue Attachment…Or Not

One of the most frequent questions we get about the series drogue designed by Don Jordan (the storm survival gear we recommend in this Heavy Weather Tactics Online Book) asks if I can recommend an attachment alternative to the chainplates we installed on our boat.

And, in some cases, the questioner has even stated up front that they are not going to install chainplates, end of story.

So let's take a look at the most commonly suggested alternatives to chainplates.

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John

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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