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Hi Howard
sounds to me like a drogue is a multipurpose good idea from what you have said!

2 points to clarify my brothers hobie cat experiences……..firstly he used the drogue somehow as a way of increasing his weight (tied round his waist, or over his shoulder,I’m not sure)…….conditions would have been similar to your inversion……..secondly (on a different occasion )with the mast to windward he would have been working from in the water lifting from the tip of the mast down (I think he had crew on that occasion)

finally can anyone point to a detailed description of “righting lines”….they don’t seem to get much attention

and PS a further virtue of the secumar (or other flotation) as Q pointed out in an earlier thread, obviously an inversion in the shallower water could easily lead to a costly snapped mast.