Thank you all for your very valuable comments. All good points and comments!
I always wear a PDF and a drysuit so being dragged by the boat should still leave my head out of water, in case of any issues I always carry a knive and an emergency rope cutter (which should be mandatory on a boat with so many lines etc)
Yeah funny I do the same with the excess line coiled up with a weak enough rubber band that will release the line. Just seems safer having a 10m line you never know what happens. I agree in a surf condition it would be wiser not to be leashed.
Since it seems the general opinion is the boat will go bye-bye and not capsize I will definitely keep using the leash!
I always tied myself to my previous sit on top kayak for the same reason of wind drift being faster than swimming ability (keep in mind swimming with a drysuit isnt very efficient
BTW a drogue is extremely efficient in reducing wind drift. couldnt be bottom fishing without one in winds above 15kph. I always thought especially on previous trips on a normal kayak to keep the drogue lose on top of stuff rather than tucked-in somewhere so it would deploy by itslef in case of a capsize and slow down the drift giving me a better chance of getting back. Gladly I never had to try this
Its cold around 15degC at the moment so with a drysuit you have more than enough time to get back in. But its a good point about practicing reentry..
Thanks all again for all your valuable input, really appreciated!
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