Re: tb/JORDAN DRGUE/AYOG
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I only know one owner who has deployed a Jordon Drogue and he has done it more than one time.
My plan (never tested in realistic conditions) was to deploy it from its duffel bag laying on the floor of the aft lazarrette, while I was standing on the same floor with the lid tied securely open. I had the purpose-made loops for the drogue's bridle to attach to the 2 large aft cleats and the bitter end of the chain laid on top of the flaked drogue. My plan was to attach the bridle ends to the 2 cleats, then payout the end with the chain, being prepared for the payout to go as fast as the boat was traveling. We practiced this in a marina and I realize it was not in realistic conditions. You should check your bridle's alignment from the cleats through any fairleads, the backstay(s), and anything else added such as an arch or davits.
I suggest that you do not get the drogue wet. There is a 99+% chance that you will sell this drogue. Although it is priceless if you need it, when you sell it and it has never been wet, you will sell it for more.
On Fri, Mar 18, 2022 at 3:26 PM Chuck_Kim_Joy <clacey9@...> wrote: