think my local ace hardware has it on a roll next to the rolls of rope and chain
Ace hardware? I wouldn't have thought of that! There is one a few miles away from my office; I've never had lunch at Ace before.
I know you have local outfitters that specialize in fishing.... but if you have a local shop that has rock climbing stuff they should have it if ace dosen't work out.
What I lack in knowledge I MORE than make up for with opinions.
I'm sure you have marine stores in Vero. Several here in Tallahassee stock shock cord by the roll...Give 'em a call.
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Academy Sports & ****'s Sporting Goods carry a tent repair kit that contains enough (for tent pole repair) for your needs if you have either of these located nearby.
Funny Money called it! West Marine had some in stock.
Now then, we shall see how many endless hours it takes me to rip all those sewn thru baffle seams. Any bets on how many times I jab my fingers with that demonic little ripping tool?
So I got everything ripped apart last night, which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be (about 2 hours), buuuut the nylon shell of the bag is junk. It is black and whoever had it before apparently did a good job of hiding all the holes in the material. I think a moth discovered a nylon addiction; there had to be 30 or 40 small holes. The insulation below the holes was colored by a marker or something. Made me laugh when I held up the nylon and saw all the holes and the marker pattern on the insulation. For those with cats at home, lock them in another room before playing with insulation. Apparently, pouncing on the insulation is GREAT fun in their teeny tiny little tuna infected brains.
So, it's not going to be a $2 UQ after all. The insulation is fine and I've got enough extra 1.1 at home to do either a shell or liner. I'll order a couple yards of 1.9 today (don't care about weight, this is just for fun) to finish it off and get in the practice.
Still, I think this is a great way to get the materials needed. Especially for car camping or short hikes when super light materials aren't needed, but warmth is still required. I ended-up with a nice long zipper (that makes 3 that I'll never use) and plenty of synthetic insulation for $2; can't even buy the zipper for that.
Ripping those seams out is easier if you can get between the two layers. IN other words open the side up and then work along the stitching from the inside of the bag. Pulling the two halves gently apart before slipping the seam ripper in there. That will make it easier to get the thread and not your fingers or the shell fabric.