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Old 03-10-2015, 07:17   #1
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Drogue attachment points?

I am currently rebuilding/recoring the decks of my Alberg 30 and am considering adding some reinforcement to the lazarette decks where I would attach a jordan series drogue if I ever needed one.

I will be adding G10 board where core would be at the attachment cleat but my question is how large of an area should I replace? I will be putting G10 under all deck fittings to prevent water from getting back into balsa core and keep the deck from compressing.Is this the best option for attaching the drogue or should I consider another area, maybe some chainplates attached to the hull stern quarters???

Would like to see where others attach their drogues, what if any special reinforcements were added to strengthen area.

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Old 03-10-2015, 13:53   #2
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Re: Drogue attachment points?

my stern mooring cleats are 10" sillybronze with large feet and deck mounted through 3/4" g10 core replacement thats glassed in with 8 layers of 17oz biax top and bottom. they are placed directly over my laz bulkhead which is itself heavily tabbed to the deck and hull, 2 bolts aft and 2 bolts forward of the bulkhead. near by fairleads through the bulwarks minimize chafe on dock lines/warps/drogue bridle etc.

i honestly think you could pick up the whole boat from these two points, and a failure would involve ripping the whole back of the boat off. easy and not much more money to err on the side of caution...

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Re: Drogue attachment points?

I mounted ours on the stern quarters just in front of the transom. It was a good spot on this boat for chafe issues what with a windvane and all. I used 1/4" 4"x6" stainless pads and backing plates.
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Re: Drogue attachment points?

Thank you for the responses so far. I will be installing backing plates as well. Any photos of said installs would be appreciated.

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