This Sea Anchor’s incredible drag practically stops the vessel and allows the crew to passively wait out a storm. Made of the highest quality nylon with reinforced seams for the parachutes and webbing for the shroud lines. Instructions for rigging and use are included.* If you use your boat offshore, we strongly recommend you carry a sea anchor. Deployable stowage bag, heavy-duty bronze shackle, float line and instruction manual included. Trip mechanism not included. Five-year warranty.
*Note: In addition to the parachute sea anchor, you’ll need an appropriate rode and a means of retrieval. Para-Tech recommends an anchor line, a swivel, two fenders or buoys and a short length of utility line.
- Fabric: High-strength nylon
- Attachment Hardware: Nylon line (1,500lb. breaking strength) and bronze shackle (breaking strengths from 17,000 to 52,000lb.)
- Features: Includes Deployable Stowage Bag, Heavy-Duty Shackle, Float Line, Instruction Manual. "Failure tolerant" drogue designed to blow single panel before hardware or line fails.
- Warranty: Five years
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