Why ?? - I've been using TN Laser Comp which with mods and proper pegs, is nearly 1300gms. If I'm going to invest in something lighter then I need to loose about 500gms - so a cuben mid is probably the only way to go. For me the Laser is OK space wise, but I wouldn't complain if I ended up with a bigger shelter . A less flappy shelter would be nice too. MYOG ?? - I can get exactly what I want and I love a challenge . Cost ?? To buy - Too much. Think I can save about £200 over what I might have bought ready made. As it is the 'ingredients' I've got so far come in at about £230 . Hopefully I'll have cuben left over to make all sorts of other bits and bobs. How ?? - I've been researching online - but I'll be on here looking for help and support Hoping to bond as many seams as possible. When ?? - Hubby is away for 3 weeks in March so I'm grabbing the opportunity for some space, and peace and quiet then What ?? I've been thinking about this project for months. I decided on something in size between an MLD solomid and a duomid - partly as it gives the most efficient layout of panels on cuben 138cms wide, and because the solomid is a bit small and duomid is more than I need. The large 'flat' back panel seems a weak point on the MLD mids and I'm planning on having a point/beak at back and front. Should negate the need for a mid panel 'pull out' and be a better shape to hold shape and shed wind. I was very interested to see Robin (? have I got the correct name?) has come to the same conclusion on his Tramplite, which looks brilliant. But I want full coverage all round with proper zipped doors. I want to get the Fly right first - inner can come later. Stuff I still need to sort Vents - I need to get a look at these on someone's duomid etc. to see how it's done. Working on it but pics and any info. comments welcome. Reinforcements - I need some small pieces of heavyweight cuben for these but Extem Textil only sell a minimum of a meter at a time - has anyone got small pieces I could acquire ?? Same problem with a bit of dyneema for the peak/top of the tent where the pole goes - any offers ?? Please OK - 'nuff for now. Please chip in with your contributions - I'll be months before I'm done.