FKT Tarpage

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by paul, May 18, 2018.

  1. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    After gifting on my old silnylon monk I finally got round to replacing it in cuben. All the major work is done. Just got to add the tie outs. I'll update with pics of the finished article but thought posting a thread would actually put some pressure on me not to throw it in a box to come back to. 0.5oz cuben breaks all my own rules about shelter durability but it's should do ok in clementish weather. Should be sub 200g I hope but not weighed it yet.

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  2. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Oooh, branching out from bags

    Put me on the list :)
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  4. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

  5. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Not a chance lol, personal project only.
  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Tie out reinforcements - how are you sticking them down ? liquid glue or tape ?
  7. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    liquid primer smeared over and then taped Cathy. I used 16cm diameter circles in 50gsm halved or quartered for corners. half inch tape on the edges but not primed
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  8. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    You say that...........:whistling:
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  9. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Trust me if Ron did a cuben monk at a proper length it would have been a buy it now moment :D Wrangling cuben in those lengths with my cutting space was PHD level Origami :D
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  10. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I occupied the dining table for weeks …….
  11. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Looks good!
  12. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    After chatting with @Teepee and watching some of those athletes covered in keno tape fingers, A new take on tieouts #nosewing

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  13. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    ^^^ Like :thumbsup:.
    Did you consider making the 'grain' of the tieout "X" shape run in the oposite direction to the semi-circle ? Discuss :D.

    I attached my linelocks using cuben 'loops' but several layers to reinforce in case of 'strain' and rubbing.
  14. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Considered it but the strength is in the bond before the fabric will take any weight plus cuben is unidirectional in strength so it was deemed moot :D
    Last edited: May 19, 2018
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