Originally Posted by mikereed100
V-69 Polyester sail thread will do nicely.
\Thread V-69 White Polyester UV 1oz (350 Yds)
While you are at this stage of construction it would be a good idea to put some reinforcement on the leading and trailing edges of the cones. We put together a kit from Sailrite
without doing this and the cones were badly frayed after 3 hours in force 9 conditions.
Questions for you:
1) do you think that if you had zig-zagged the tops and bottoms of the cones, that would have stopped the fraying?
2) And wouldn't one have to cut the cones bigger to allow seam allowance if one were turning under those edges?
3) What effect would making the cones smaller have? Would you have to add cones to compensate so that the total area for slowing the boat would remain the same?
Thanks for taking the time to share your ideas. I, too would be interested to hear your experiences of having used it.