Re: Jordan series drogue.
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I do not know how the cleats on your Amel are configured.
However, on the Amel Super Maramu the bridle of the drogue must go between the
the backstays. If you run them outside you will rip out the SSB antenna.
When the bridle is inside the backstays you cannot tighten one to change the direction of the boat
This will deform the backstay. We just live with however the boat sits to the sea. We also add chafe gear to the bridle where it is near the backstays. We monitor the chafe gear every hour.
It is a bad idea to connect the bridle to the winches. They are not made to take a shock load and might be ripped out of the coaming. (That was a quote from Mr. Jordan)
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Jordan series drogue.
I also know you reinforced your rear cleats too. I don’t think we will do that. So considering a yoke between two either two cleats on each side or a cleat and the main winch for possible steering. Any thoughts on that? Negatives or positives? Who has thought this through and has a solution other than reinforcement of the rear cleat? Or is that the only safe method?
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