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Old 11-09-2012, 06:17   #1
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Series Drogue line connections?

Hello All
I'm building a Jordan Series Drogue but am unsure how the eye splices should be formed.
The lines are 18 then 16mm D braid.
ie thimbles in eye splices and shackles or cow hitch 2 soft eyes together ( or 3 for the bridle)?
It seems obvious the last eye to the chain and anchor should use a gal thimble, but can't seem to find any info on most suitable way to join the lines.
Thanks in advance for you help,
Webby
Ps I'm reasonably competent in eye splicing d braid, just unsure of which type of splice to use.
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Old 13-09-2012, 19:57   #2
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Re: Series Drogue line connections?

See Series Drogue: Ocean survival especially the workshop pages.

These people made up my drogue. Soft eyes for linking the bridle to the drogue, and for linking the sections of drogue. Thimbles for connection to the transom, and for connection of chain/anchor at the other end. Basically thimble wherever there is connection to metal.

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Old 13-09-2012, 20:11   #3
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Re: Series Drogue line connections?

Oh, and if you read the notes by Jordan on that site, he recommends cast thimbles, rather than pressed, which is the norm.

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