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    Default Re: deploying a drogue - HELP

    Mistake....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    Superb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by don1971 View Post
    I have made a couple of these for shortening the drogue ropes, just the same thing as guy ropes on a tent. These are made from some teak so should hopefully last a while. The caribener attaches to the boat as normal and the adjuster moves up or down as required.
    Have tried to attach a picture.


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    Hi Don I,ve made myself a pair of these how much adjustment do I want to have?
    Thanks Al
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    Quote Originally Posted by don1971 View Post
    I have made a couple of these for shortening the drogue ropes, just the same thing as guy ropes on a tent. These are made from some teak so should hopefully last a while. The caribener attaches to the boat as normal and the adjuster moves up or down as required.
    Have tried to attach a picture.


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    Any chance you could give us a top(or bottom) view of the holes instead of the side on view..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    Any chance you could give us a top(or bottom) view of the holes instead of the side on view..

    Jim
    If you can’t work out where the holes are from that picture then the job might be getting too advanced for your abilities.

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    Thank you for your reply.

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    I was only pulling your leg, I will sketch up the dimensions later and post a picture, although I think anything made around that sort of idea would work.

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    Ok I'll sort it out myself then.
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    The wood is 18x18mm. It probably started life as 3/4” sq, but was sanded. The holes I drilled through were 1/4”, but this is to suit the paracord of the wychwood drogue which is about 6mm.
    I imagine you could make the same thing very easily from aluminium flat bar, as long as the holes were well smoothed out. Once the ropes are under tension it locks on quite tightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    Hi Don I,ve made myself a pair of these how much adjustment do I want to have?
    Thanks Al
    I have set mine up now so the standard drogue ropes are effectively halved- so each rope is now as short as it can be.
    I fix the adjusters to the boat, and if I want to make a change I will lengthen on rope slightly.
    I have concluded that the standard length of the ropes is a bit unessesarily long.

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