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Old 02-02-2010, 20:31   #16
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Sounds promising - thanks for the input!.. Wish I could find a sewing place like the one you did!
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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.

ABBOTT DROGUE

Either way, you are able to slow down in the big stuff. And that is a good thing.
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Sounds promising - thanks for the input!.. Wish I could find a sewing place like the one you did!
Sailrite sews them for about $1.00 per cone.
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Sailrite sews them for about $1.00 per cone.
Thanks! However, I am not planning on buying the kit from Sailrite - if I recycle my old mainsail and purchase the straps from a discounter (we have several in the area) - I think I can build one of these drogues at a very low cost. (I am proficient w/ the sewing machine - thankfully! ) I do have a Sailrite Ultrafeed-LSZ and this should be a very simple project... famous last words!

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