Originally Posted by jclays
When I speak of "Flopper stoppers" I was talking about deploying a single line from the boom while at anchor or tied to a mooring can in order to dampen the side to side rocking. Either with a single stainless fish or a string of 4 or 5 orange disks (flopper stoppers) on the single line.
Absolutely, it is done all the time by trawlers and sailboats in the Caribbean. By the way, always use two lines, one a small recovery line if the main line breaks/unties. I have use these flopper stoppers at anchor for years and several times the main line has disconnected.