Rode Size For A Galerider Drogue

Question: Would you recommend 3/4″ or 1″ rode for use with a Galerider Drogue for a 46 foot 33,000lb cutter?

Answer: I would think that 3/4″ would be adequate, but you should check with the manufacturer who should know what the loads generated by each Galerider size are. With that piece of data in hand you can then size the rode. I would allow at least a 100% safety factor since nylon rope’s strength can degrade quickly with chafe and sun damage.

By the way, we far prefer the Jordan Series Drogue over the Galerider (see this series), unless you will be using the Galerider, as we have, off the bow.

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