I have a question related to Trident. I would like to operate it all the way to the maximum depth of 100ms ( verifying side scan positions). Experience tells me if you want manoeuvre a ROV at 100m you do need more than 100m of cable, something like 150m would be more sufficient …? Why isn’t the cable longer if the ROV’s MOD is 100m …?
I believe you’ll be able to add on more cable if you’d like to. The Kevlar cable is quite costly to manufacture, and not everyone will be going that deep, so my guess it’s in order to keep the price down. In the experimental section of the web store you can order the Kevlar cable by the meter. Remember that if you add more tether, there is nothing holding you back from going even deeper, which may be catastrophic for your ROV.