History of Drifter Designs

Name Years # Deployed Feature Fault
Heather 2003 ~100 flags no gps
Rachel 2004-2010 ~500 2" PVC plastic
Paul 2006-2013 ~50 ½ size non-compliant
Graham & Kara 2004-2011 ~100 drogued expensive, no loss-detector
Eddie 2010-2013 ~200 wood & collar vinyl sails& fiberglass spars
Miles 2010 4 4" PVC foam-filled fence post more plastic
Sean 2010-2014 44 4x4 woodmast bulky
Steve 2012 4 garden stakes & stays labor
Dan 2012 6 broom handle mast extension weak extension
Brandy 2012 1 Milk jug flotation internittent
Massasoit 2013 1 ski pole mast extension none
Cassie 2013-2014 22 eco-friendly Bamboo mast & spars inconsistent & hard to find parts
Colin 2013-2014 8 Pop-up leaf bag drogue uncertain of drogues survival
Irina 2013-2014 35 Aluminum mast & spars variable results depending on details of rigging
Megan 2014 1 floatie buoyancy and 12mm driveway-marker fiberglass spars testing

History
Various masts used in the past.