Thread V-69 Polyester White UV 4oz is a smooth, bonded polyester outdoor thread that is perfect for sail and canvas work. Bonded polyester thread has high strength and stretch control, stability in sunlight (UVR), and resistance to needle heat, abrasion, salt-water and mildew. This polyester thread very seldom frays at the needle eye, and the consistent bonded finish minimizes the need for continual machine tension adjustments. Perfect for use on sails, tents, boat covers, awnings, outdoor canvas covers, and tarps.
Use this V-69 thread with a #16 or #18 needle on 3–6 oz. fabrics (including all Sunbrella fabrics). We recommend a #18 needle when sewing with the Sailrite Ultrafeed sewing machine.
V-69 (Tex 70)
4 oz. (1,350 yds per spool)
Improved resistance to strength loss from UV exposure over standard polyester filament thread
Good seam strength
Non-wick treatment to limit moisture migration
Consistent diameter and excellent ply
Sailmaker's thread should pull up off the top of the cone for a smoother feed to the sewing machine and to add an extra twist in the thread. The extra twist increases thread strength, helps keep the thread from unlaying, and eases tension problems.