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Tie a buoy on a long buoy line to the anchor/weight at the end of your Jordan Series Drogue.
The buoy line should be longer than your drogue. 3/8" polypropylene line should work for a 40' boat.
The buoy should be a small lobster/fishing type buoy. Make sure that its much too small to lift your drougue's anchor/weight.
Pick up the buoy by throwing a grapple at the end of a line as your sailing past the buoy and then heave to. If conditions are too rough to pick up the buoy, then you should not be sailing until its less rough.
If you do not practice deploying and retrieving your drogue in calm weather then your not safe.
Last edited by casi; 10-29-2009 at 12:20 PM.