Yale Cordage designs combinations of high-performance fairings specifically for the ocean environment in almost any configuration. In use, they contribute significantly to drag reduction, strum suppression and longitudinal damping.
Some obvious benefits are longer cable life and reduced background noise for better data. Special handling is not required, it won’t hamper deployment gear, and it is cost effective. Fairings are used on towed array configurations, drifting buoys, moored arrays (surface and subsurface), and many drogue applications due to a recently developed stiff bristle fairing.