Drogue - Seabrake
A must for anyone on coastal or offshore passages.
Like all good inventions Seabrake was born out of necessity in a life and death situation in Australia's notorious Bass Strait. Overwhelmed by 80 feet seas and 100mph winds Captain John Abernethy conceived the Seabrake principle when conventional drogues and sea anchors failed. Seabrake is approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority as a sea anchor: Solas certificate #4126 and is compliant with the AYF as an emergency steering device.
Folds flat into a bag, which can be stowed easily.
10 Applications for everyday use:
Sea anchor and drift anchor
Stabilizer under way
Stabilizer/anti-roll at anchor
Aid for vessels under tow
Aid for auto pilots
Aid for bar crossing
Seabrake has twice the drag as conventional sea anchors/drogues