Originally Posted by maxingout
I constructed my series drogue
cones with six ounce sailcloth that I carried on board Exit Only. I purchased a wide strip of sailcloth before I started my trip around the world. By the time I arrived in New Zealand
, I had not made any sail repairs
, and I used the six ounce sailcloth to make the cones for the series drogue
. I made about 120 of them.
After I cut them out and purchased the webbing for attaching the cones to the yacht braid, I took the cones and webbing to a place that did sewing repairs
for a business. For about a hundred bucks, they sewed the webbing to the cones, and they sewed the cones into their proper shape. Having someone else do all that sewing was awesome.
Attaching the cones to the yacht braid went very quickly. I did not feel it was a big deal
Sail cloth worked fine for my series drogue. The sail cloth cones are not going to collapse or be blown out under load.
Nicely written as always Dave. I was surprised to see you had a series drogue after ready about your abbot drogue.
Either way, you are able to slow down in the big stuff. And that is a good thing.