I hope you never need it,regards DaveI think the OP's point was, if the wind is turning the boat beam into the waves, could he rig a sea anchor or drogue to pull the bow into the waves, at anchor, for less rock and roll. Unless i'm reading it wrong.
I can't see why not, but haven't tried it, although i do have a drogue, just not got around to using it.
It can be confusing, I use mine when my anchor is down & I am being blown across the tide putting me beam on. I deploy & secure mine from the stern & I use it to bring the stern of the boat around so that I am "bow on" into the tide. The only caution I would give, is that the added drag of the drogue COULD trip or drag your anchor, with the extra drag from the stern mounted drogue, so make sure you watch out for dragging your anchor:thumbs:A full para anchor is huge, not to be confused with a drift drogue used by trout anglers and the much heavier duty sea anchor sold for yachts. Seems folk are mixing these up on this thread.