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Spectra Jordan Series Drogues
Ace Sailmakers has been producing Spectra Jordan Series Drogues.
Our first Spectra version was for Mr. Dashew's powerboat.
250, two hundred fifty cones on 490' of rode, of which 75' is an integral "leader".
We have built perhaps 15 since then in Spectra. Latest ones for vessels over 40,000 loaded feature tapered ropes, the last section typically 3/8".
A recent Spectra drogue for a 48,000 loaded monohull, with Spectra bridle legs, weighed 29 lbs without weight for end. The nylon version
would have been over 80 lbs.
Lighter, more compact, easier to deploy, a bit easier to recover, more $.
Don is 92 and still working on patent pending inventions. One of which is a wingmast like spar for the headstay. He has built a model for my J-27.