The 18,100 Kg (40,000 lb) 147 cone, the 20,400 Kg (45,000 lb) 156 cone and the 22,600 Kg (50,000 lb) 164 cone drogues are all made from a combination of 22mm, 18mm and 14mm double braid nylon.
Our design uses the same components in each of these 3 sizes, allowing the 147 and 156 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 all that has to be altered is the Leader 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 22mm (7/8″) 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. Runs from B – C
LEADER is made of 22mm (7/8″) double braid nylon. It has a total length of 37 metres before the eyes at each end are fitted, leaving a finished length of 35 metres. Cones are attached to this section spaced every half metre (20 inches) running from point C.
18,100 Kg (40,000 lb) 147 cone drogue has 18 cones attached to this section
20,400 Kg (45,000 lb) 156 cone drogue has 27 cones attached to this section
22,600 Kg (50,000 lb) 164 cone drogue has 35 cones attached to this section
Soft eyes on Leader at B & C
FIRST. Runs from C – D
FIRST is made of 18mm (3/4″) double braid nylon. It has a total length of 32 metres before the eyes at each end are fitted, leaving a finished length of 30 metres. 54 cones are attached to this section spaced every half metre (20 inches) running from point D.
Soft eyes on First at C & D
TAIL. Tail runs from D – E
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 E.
Soft eye at D
Hard eye at E
WEIGHT. Weight attached at E in the form of chain, an anchor or any other heavy item that can be secured. 13.5Kg for the 147 cone, 18Kg for the 156 cone and 22.5Kg for the 164 cone.