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Delta Drogue 72"

Delta Drogue 72"

Regular price $329.00 USD
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Are you looking for a safer way to control your boat’s speed while offshore fishing? Consider investing in a para-tech delta sea anchor drogue that limits the boat's speed, reduces the yaw angle, and provides steering assistance on solid seas. 

The PARA-TECH DELTA Drogue uses the "guide surface principle." The design is a triangular delta shape that provides strong, uniform flow separation at all leading edges. Shape retention is achieved with the pressure of the water inside (similar to the "Ballute" drogues used in aerospace applications). The relatively small mouth at the leading edge makes it extremely unlikely that one will get turned inside out (a problem associated with large cones and small parachute drogues). Also, the three ears of the DELTA Drogue have the effect of increasing drag as speed increases. The PARA-TECH DELTA Drogue is made from heavy duty vinyl coated material.

Some Uses for Drogues:

  1. The above notwithstanding, speed-limiting drogues can be of immense value in strong following seas and have been used to stabilize craft since antiquity. No doubt there are many yachts sailing today that would have gone down had it not been for the grace of God and some sort of device that slowed the boat down.
  2. Towed off the stern with a bridle, a speed-limiting drogue can be used as an emergency steering device to yaw the boat if steering fails.
  3. Towed off the windward quarter, a speed-limiting drogue can help maintain directional stability while negotiating a dangerous harbor entrance.
  4. Towed off the stern of a vessel in tow, a drogue can all but eliminate the "whiplash" effect and contribute to better control by the towing vessel.

 

Boat LOA: Up to ft.

Packed Dimensions: 12" X 10" X 4"

Weight: 5 lbs.

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