Cuben shelter design.

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Enzo, May 22, 2020.

  1. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    IMG_20200610_194034745.jpg IMG_20200610_182638874.jpg progress!
    Main ridge I went for a 30mm deflected catinary and rolled/taped seam.

    My first go at sewing a shelter fly zip. Went well I think, needs taping still.
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  2. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Nice job Enzo.
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  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Very neat - better than mine :oops:.
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  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Thanks!
    Just one vestibule to cut and bond and the tie outs to sew. Hope to finish it this afternoon :).
  5. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    That looks very tidy :)
  6. Jamess

    Jamess Section Hiker

    That's looking really good.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished shelter.
  7. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    We demand an update :)
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  8. Stumpghes

    Stumpghes Summit Camper

    That looks great, Enzo. Looking forward to the finished product pics!!
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  9. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Ran out of glue!
    Got some ordered for Saturday, only three patches left to bond.

    Did a cutting plan, which suggests it can be made from 5.6m of cuben.
    IMG_20200611_220358858.jpg

    So far all the bits in a bag weigh just over 270g. Still needs hemming once reinforcement patches are done, tape or sew... Sewing would be lighter, and tramplite does it, but taping is easier...
  10. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Did you manage to get this finished @Enzo ?
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  11. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Yes and no. It's up in the garden ATM, but I want to make some changes, going to add cat cuts, not tort enough for my liking. Thinking of using sewn seams too, not convinced they are stronger at least on 0.5 but think the cat cuts will look better sewn.
    Messes up all my bonded reinforcements sadly.
    I'll call this version 1 :)
    Sadly all the cheaper cuben is sold out.
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  12. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Looked great in the photo you posted :)

    Happy with the design/size etc?
  13. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Rsbtr is saying we do not ship to this destination?
  14. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Size, yes

    Design, not sure how I feel re two pole design in a 1p shelter, seems a potential faff to pitch compared to 1p.
    I'd drop the zip down 4", but I like the option to have the front low or higher, got used to seeing out with my 3/4 beak tramp.
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  15. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    How about a buckle at the height of the 3/4 beak, one of Paul's slangers on the pole and hook the bottom of the door up to it when you want the view? I've set this up on the Dirigo (so the doors can be partly open in the rain).
  16. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Sell the MK1 version and put the cash into new cuben.
  17. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I've got beastyD's at the bottom of the door panels and at the bottom of zip and short lengths of shockcord sewn to the inner zip cloth higher up with hooks so I can hook the bottom d rings up when the zpacks hooks are attached to the zip d rings. 15927339511584642843087969793811.jpg IMG_20200621_111357879_HDR.jpg Showing off my amazing photography skillz lol!
  18. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Think I'll do that. Rsbtr saying not shipping to UK ATM though.
  19. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    I had a delivery from them this week, it arrived 6 days after ordering with them via Fedex. I've been ordering as normal through the pandemic, some have taken longer than other orders but they have all arrived.
  20. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Yeah I had one last week, so odd to get that message?!
  21. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Yeh, I have not seen anything. I have been chatting with them over the last few days about restocking lead times and a few other things and no-one has mentioned anything in the replies :|
  22. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    It's working now :)
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  23. tarptent

    tarptent Ultralighter

    Have you thought of spraying it olive green?
  24. tarptent

    tarptent Ultralighter

    I am a newbee at sticking fabric together so I am confused as to how you have bonded two panels together without stitching? I gather you use some kind of tape, but what sort of tape is it? Is it self adhesive, or do you need to apply a glue to it?
  25. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    The transfer tape for DCF/Cuben has extremely high bonding strength, most manufacturers making cuben shelters use the tape alone. Venture tape is one of the more popular tapes but there are a few variations.
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