Last summer I put together a GrizzBeak, made from cuben fiber, to be used with a (then) newly acquired MacCat Delux in cuben. It was all pretty straightforward so I didn't figure it warranted a posting, but here russmay pointedly asked for details, so here they are.
I have some CT2K.08 in olive, roll width is 54". This pushes the template to have either the front or bottom edge be 54". It worked out that both were, with a 6" overlap at the top. Here's a template.
I rolled the edges everywhere and ran a stitch to hold them, except where the two pieces of the beak come together. There I used double-sided tape I got from questoutfitters.
To re-enforce the corner attachments I bonded and sewed into the rolled edge a small bit of 1.9 oz/yd nylon. I made corner tabs from grosgrain and
attached at the edges with a single bar-tack (although there are stitches to hold down the grosgrain along the tarp-side corner, they aren't holding much.)
Packed down the beak has the volume of about 2 decks of playing cards, and with the cord at the corners comes in at 2.25 oz.
It's a nice light addition to the pack that gives a lot of protection from wind and rain at what would otherwise be an open end of the tarp.
Sweet ... you do mighty nice work Professor!
Salivating over these in TN !!!!
No I wont say it Grizz but you can read my mind!
Wonderfully straightforward directions!
Thank you very much, nice, easy instructions.
Thanks Grizz, I'll have to order some cuben now.
Grizz...I'd love to see some photos of it on the McCat Deluxe. Thanks
As usual, Very Nice Grizz
Thanks for the modified template
Awesome Grizz, simply awesome! Now I gotta find out how I can get a set :D???