I’m new to this community so I thought i’d first introduce my self. My name is Zac and I have recently started a PhD project which will be involving the OpenROV.
While looking at some literature I came across this simple idea, not sure if the idea has already been mentioned but thought it would be worth sharing. It basically involves using a buoy, weight and a rope to secure the tether at a certain depth to reduce the tether drag and improve maneuverability at depth.
Has anyone tried this? Or do you think it would be useful?
Unfortunately as i’m a new user I cant post images, but find the image in the following link: