I have never used them, but Eric and Susan Hiscock wrote about them on their first round the world
trip. Their next trip around, they used Teryline(dacron) and didnt seem to think that they were that much better. Of course Eric was VERY CONSERVATIVE and wasnt into change. The old J boats used cotton and went to weather
like a freight train, so cotton can do the job, but why have something that will rot
out in a few days if it gets wet in storage
? I like old school
, but not that old. _____Grant.