Building the Bridle Above the Drogue


Option 1: Direct Attachment of Bridle to Drogue

  1. Gather supplies as listed under “Shopping Lists” tab and tools as listed at the “Preparing the Drogue” page





  2. Cut 3 lengths of wire about 5 inches longer than the diameter of the drogue
    • push thimble through grommet (a pliers may be required to bend open and bend closed)
    • thread wire through ferrule
    • thread wire through grommet
    • thread wire through ferrule second time
    • tighten wire clamp with crimpers
    • wrap ferrule and wire end with black electric tape to reduce fraying



  3. Loop Other Ends of Wire
    • loop other ends of wire leaving them free
    • attach 3 wire-rope extensions with shackle, which will attach to tether that extends to surface buoy

Option 2: Attachment of Bridle to Drogue using Bulldogs (aka Wire Clips)

  1. Cut Wire
    • cut 3 lengths of wire about 5 inches longer than the diameter of the drogue
  2. Loop Wire Ends
    • loop each end of wire, similar to above except leaving both ends free
  3. Attach to Drogue
    • bulldog one end of each length to the top grommet of the drogue (to keep radially in place)



  4. Connect to Tether
    • connect the other ends of wire to the bottom of the tether