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Old 14-11-2017, 18:56   #271
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Re: Jordan Series Drogue experience

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... The total weight [of Acera] is just 7.3kg. This should make the drogue easy to store and deploy.
Wow, that's quite a saving in weight! I just purchased a nylon (polyester) series drogue and it's quite heavy to lift on deck - I estimate over 30kg of rope and drogues all up.
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Wow, that's quite a saving in weight! I just purchased a nylon (polyester) series drogue and it's quite heavy to lift on deck - I estimate over 30kg of rope and drogues all up.
As a matter of interest I looked up the weight of double braid polyester. These are the figures averaged from a couple of manufacturers:
" (13 mm) 8.5 lbs/100ft = 0.126 kg/m
" (19 mm) 18 lbs/100ft = 0.268 kg/m
1" (25 mm) 35 lbs/100ft = 0.521 kg/m

So the weight of double braid polyester for our boat would be:
40m + 40m + 60m = 5 + 10.7 + 31.3 kg = 47 kg

The volume would also be substantially more, making both storage and handling more difficult.

Considering these drogues are deployed only in atrocious conditions, I think hauling an extra 40kg out of a locker and dragging it to the rear of the boat while trying to hang on becomes a safety issue.

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