The 4,500 Kg (10,000 lb) 100 cone, the 6,700 Kg (15,000 lb) 107 cone and the 8,900 Kg (20,000 lb) 116 cone drogues are all made from a combination of 16mm and 14mm double braid nylon.
Our design uses the same components in each of these 3 sizes, allowing the 100 and 107 cone drogue to be easily up-rated at any time in the future by just adding cones. The tail specification is common in all our designed weights, so if the up-rate requires 18mm line, then all that has to be replaced is the Leader/First section. As sections are joined with simple “cow hitches”, this takes only a minute to change.
Attachment points on stern of boat. Point A
BRIDLE. Bridle legs (2 off) run from A – B
Made of 16mm (5/8″) double braid nylon. Each leg is 2.5 times width of stern.
If attached to steel plates with shackles at A, then hard eyes at A on bridle. If not, then soft eyes possible with suitable chafe protection.
Soft eyes at B on each bridle leg.
LEADER / FIRST. Runs from B – C
The Leader and First sections are combined and made of 16mm (5/8″) double braid nylon. It has a total length of 46 metres before the eyes at each end are fitted, leaving a finished length of 44 metres. The Leader portion has no cones. The First has cones attached and spaced every half metre (20 inches) running from point C.
4,500 Kg (10,000 lb) 100 cone drogue has 25 cones attached to this section
6,700 Kg (15,000 lb) 107 cone drogue has 32 cones attached to this section
8,900 Kg (20,000 lb) 116 cone drogue has 41 cones attached to this section
Soft eyes on First at B & C
TAIL. Tail runs from C – D
TAIL is 40m in length and made of 14mm (9/16″) double braid nylon. There are 75 cones attached to this section, spaced every half metre and running from point D
Soft eye at C
Hard eye at D
WEIGHT. Weight attached at D and can be 7 – 10 Kg in the form of chain, an anchor or any other heavy item that can be secured.