Making Drift Socks

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by Grimpuppy, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Since 2 of my drift socks blew out of the boat about 3 weeks ago, I need some more. I have decided to make my own instead of ponying up the cash for new ones. I am sure I can talk mom into sewing them up for me. I made a pattern for a 20", 36" 48" and a 60" drift sock. The 20 inch is on one piece. The rest are 2 pcs because they are so big in the flat pattern that I may have trouble locating material large enough to cut them in one piece. Shouldn't be any big deal. They will just have 2 seams.

    Just thought I would post the patterns in case anyone else was wanting to make their own and wasn't able to make the cone patterns. If you are not familiar with layout work, they are not near as hard to layout as they look. If you have any questions about how to draw the patterns on a piece of material just ask and I will help ya out. If you have trouble reading them let me know. It is hard to get a good JPG out of AutoCad. If need be I can print them and then scan them back into the computer.
     

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  2. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    This is the 60 inch one.

    BTW if you want to make one another size and need a pattern, I can make a pattern for you if you would like. Just let me know what size a sock you want to make.
     

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  3. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Here they are in PDF format.


    Thanks RAY!!!!
     

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  4. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    Jay, there is a place in Wichita that use to sell old damaged parachutes, and or material, called The Yard Store. Should be able to get as big as you need. Let me know if your interested and I'll swing by and take a look.

    If you convert your DWG to PDF, you can post it as an attachment.
     
  5. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    The 60" Sock in PDF.

    Thanks again Ray.
     

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  6. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Do you think parachute material will have a problem opening up in the water? I though maybe because it is so light and flexible, it might just want to stay wadded up.
     
  7. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    Depends on how you pack it...:tounge_out::roll_eyes:

    Sorry Jay, i had to say something.

    I like your lay out.
     
  8. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    I was waiting for that :smile2:
     
  9. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I use "ripstop" from John Hancock for my drift sock material. Comes in pretty colors... LOL
     

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  10. Grimpuppy

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    I spent 3 hours last night searching for the post about your drift sock last night Lawrence. :angry: I couldn't remember what you had said you used for material.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  11. Backlashed

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    I don't know,..maybe. If it worked, it sure would dry fast, and fold up small for storage. I'll stop by there this weekend, and check on it. Price would probably be the deciding factor. If its cheap, it would be worth a try. I could use another big one too.
    We could just swipe some of Keith's jeans, and tie the legs shut. :wink: JK Keith :big_smile:

    Lawrence, that's a really sharp looking drift sock. Thanks for the picture.
     
  12. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    I already have a KU shirt of his I use for a dip net :smile2:.

    If you can get some pricing Ray that would be great. New ripstop goes for anywhere from $3 - $8 a yard. A 48" sock will require a 60" wide x 4 yards.
     
  13. Tuttlecat

    Tuttlecat Active Member

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    Nice dwgs Jay, I have used AutoCad quite a bit myself.

    Would like to buy the software, but ain't paying 3 grand to get it:eek:oooh:
     
  14. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    I use Acad & Inventor on a daily basis. If you have to buy the latest and greatest, its close to 5k now. I'm sure glad I don't have to pay for it.:eek:oooh:

    I'll try to get over there Saturday Jay.
     
  15. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    I have AutoCad at work...its free!!:big_smile:
     
  16. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    I have AutoCad at work.... its work!!!!:sad2: :wink:
     
  17. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    I have it at home and work :wink:.
     
  18. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    But do you have it on your phone :crazy::smile2:
     
  19. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    :smile2::smile2::smile2:

    No :sad2::sad2::sad2:
     
  20. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    I stopped at the Yard Store today. 60" wide ripstop material is $4.95 a running yard, and 48" is $3.95. They don't carry parachutes any more. Web strap is cheap, $2.95 for a 100' of 1" Green. Other colors were 10 cents a foot.