Made of nylon in dayglow orange/red, this drogue greatly reduces drift of the dan buoy when it is deployed. The wire around its widest circumference helps the drogue's
mouth spring open. With a gentle twist, it can be made to coil upon itself so the sea anchor may be packed with the dan buoy. For complete dan buoy information, including a user manual with servicing instructions, click to the man overboard buoy page.
Manufacturer SOS Marine shows how to pack the drogue on pages 22-29 of the dan buoy repacking guide (or see below).
Repacking the Drogue, Illustrated
The drogue can be packed in eight steps illustrated below. Images come from the dan buoy repacking guide (mentioned above).
Check the FAQs for answers to questions about the dan buoy.