Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

PS tester Drew Fry deploys a Delta drogue to record drag data during our first round of drogue tests.

Using a Jordan Series Drogue for Steering

Thanks for this discussion of using drogues for controlling a boat with a rudder lost or jammed over (see “Sailing Without a Rudder,” Practical Sailor, April 2017). I carry a Jordan Series Drogue (JSD), and I think that by bridling it somewhere in the middle, such that some of the cones open to resist water flow, and some are collapsed one could adjust the amount of drag that was appropriate for the conditions. Have you considered testing this?

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