Patent Application, Filed 8 Mar 99
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The present invention provides an improved grapnel which permits towed arrays to be retrieved more easily and with less chance of damaging the array. The invention includes a pair of U-shaped members attached to a center stock, the U-shaped members being attached in a perpendicular relationship to each other. A threaded rod connects each vertical portion of the U-shaped members to the center stock, and each row has a roller disposed thereon. The grapnel further includes a hub disposed on the center stock proximate the rollers and ramps respectively attached to each vertical portion of the U-shaped members, for guiding a towed array into engagement with the rollers.
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