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  1. Thread: UQ help?

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    If it doesn't have a "CLEW" suspension, they work...

    If it doesn't have a "CLEW" suspension, they work and are a lot less fiddly. Sewing on tabs is not a big deal


    Brian
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    Also, I don't know the calculator you plan to...

    Also, I don't know the calculator you plan to use... but this is a link to one that is very popular. The thread is also worth the read, I use the latest version of this one and it does what I need...
  3. RSBTR actually suggested in a post, that gluing...

    RSBTR actually suggested in a post, that gluing reinforcement patches rather than sewing is preferred with silpoly .... I did that on my first tarp and they held really well.

    I wouldn't glue the...
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    The issue you are going to have, is simply that...

    The issue you are going to have, is simply that you don't know the actual fill power of the down you have. That means calculating the amount of down per chamber/baffle(assuming you make a baffled...
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    Kevlar degrades pretty quickly if you expose it...

    Kevlar degrades pretty quickly if you expose it to UV, so likely not good for suspension .... unless you keep it covered
  6. Okay ...for those who can't see them, this link...

    Okay ...for those who can't see them, this link should work : https://photos.app.goo.gl/Me9ppvVE4QYYwHD96
  7. I can add a few pics for the feast phase It...

    I can add a few pics for the feast phase

    It all starts with good wood and a master chef preparing the star of the show
    ...
  8. A few more trip pics, the way is was a little...

    A few more trip pics, the way is was a little rough with wind and waves
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  9. With the overnight temps, think leftovers for the...

    With the overnight temps, think leftovers for the morning
  10. Brantwing and I will be coming in on Friday,...

    Brantwing and I will be coming in on Friday, assuming you are looking at opening the park office.

    Currently making a new under quilt, saw that -2C forecast, I hate being cold and the one that I...
  11. Do we have a meetup time on Friday?

    Do we have a meetup time on Friday?
  12. The three amigos will be leaving ~10:30 ... so if...

    The three amigos will be leaving ~10:30 ... so if you have the rest, don't wait for us, we will catch up to you


    Brian
  13. Hey Chard, could you shoot me the booking number,...

    Hey Chard, could you shoot me the booking number, we will be coming in on the 26th ....


    Brian
  14. I don't think you can just "pigeon hole" the...

    I don't think you can just "pigeon hole" the whole DIY arena with a comparison of costs and vendor offerings.

    I agree there are plans/kits now offered by vendors, plus the cottage folks make...
  15. I got permission from the boss, so it looks like...

    I got permission from the boss, so it looks like I will be going as well.

    Brian
  16. Just an FYI in case anyone is interested ......

    Just an FYI in case anyone is interested ... Rand, Bob and I plan to stay an extra night and come out on Monday ... we have the extra day on a permit. So if anyone wants to stay the extra day ... it...
  17. Pretty sure the three of us, want to do an...

    Pretty sure the three of us, want to do an October trip, so Algonquin works ..... just need to work through the timing
  18. So... is there a permit already for wed to sun ?...

    So... is there a permit already for wed to sun ? I have 3 to add to the group, we were thinking of going in on Wed ... but Killarney Lake is all booked
  19. I don't know why Chard adopted that watermelon...

    I don't know why Chard adopted that watermelon ... it followed us everywhere
  20. Some projects inspire ideas, some projects are...

    Some projects inspire ideas, some projects are good the way they are. I made the Batwing Tarp (Kitsapcowboy) and it is one of those projects that just works well (link:...
  21. 622 is a nice site, we stayed there 3 years ago,...

    622 is a nice site, we stayed there 3 years ago, but I don't think it will hold a large group, we will likely have to spread some
  22. I plan on leaving Bowmanville at 6:00, and that...

    I plan on leaving Bowmanville at 6:00, and that puts me at the park office sometime around 10:00, I figure 30 minutes there and that Hartely road is another 30 minutes, they are really good about...
  23. I figure 8 am at the Hartely Bay marina means I...

    I figure 8 am at the Hartely Bay marina means I would leaving at 2 am in the morning, or going up the day before ... think I will get the sleep and play catchup. First night is at the sites in the ...
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    You are just down the road from me, Bowmanville...

    You are just down the road from me, Bowmanville .... the EGL are a great bunch of folks

    Brian
  25. Planning on going, I didn't see a meet up...

    Planning on going, I didn't see a meet up time/place or is that still being decided?

    Brian
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    Actually Scrope, I believe it's the reverse, the...

    Actually Scrope, I believe it's the reverse, the larger the tuffs, the better the down.


    Brian
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    Between the idea that FP won't likely match...

    Between the idea that FP won't likely match advertised, in the field, and our impulse to simplify and quantify the volume of a cloth object (which we all typically do worse than we think) ... I plan...
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    TBH ... if you allow 1" and use 1.5" ...that's...

    TBH ... if you allow 1" and use 1.5" ...that's .5" on a 10' or 12' foot tarp, so short story is "you need to make seam allowances to get close, but don't overthink them on a tarp".

    If you see...
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    I got a Singer 4411 .... it's rugged. simple and...

    I got a Singer 4411 .... it's rugged. simple and has all you need for making gear. It is a current machine and available everywhere ... it isn't fancy, it just works well.

    Brian
  30. I just finished designing my bridge and it works...

    I just finished designing my bridge and it works really well with the Kitsapcowboy Batwing Tarp https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/137075-The-Cowboy-Batwing-Widebody-All-Season-Tarp...
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    That's why I use 2 layers on my hammocks ....

    That's why I use 2 layers on my hammocks ....
  32. When I do sewing allowance, I usually make sure...

    When I do sewing allowance, I usually make sure there is a solid amount, say 1/2" to 3/4", I don't want the baffles tearing loose because I scrimped on a seam ... if you intend on beating the quilt,...
  33. This is an interesting read, but I still have a...

    This is an interesting read, but I still have a few concerns over theory and reality

    3A - "And again, as a quick reminder, do not use overfill when using these shapes. "

    If everything behaves...
  34. Is there a plan to stay on the shores of the bay...

    Is there a plan to stay on the shores of the bay or make that a day trip? I am wondering if there are trees ( I seem to recall they are scarce bay side) ... or whether to plan going to ground.

    I...
  35. First, thank you for sharing the exercise...now...

    First, thank you for sharing the exercise...now on to a few questions/comments.

    If I read the Parameters correctly, x = r/2 for your truncated circle .... so basically set r and the rest follows,...
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    Have you looked at this thread, may be of...

    Have you looked at this thread, may be of interest: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/53701-DIY-Differential-Cut-UQ-Calculator
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    I am going to play a bit with the V baffle idea,...

    I am going to play a bit with the V baffle idea, only concern for me is adapting the concept to overcome the actual shape the quilt takes under/in use, that is an irregular arc .... a differential...
  38. The idea of the "truncated circle" makes logical...

    The idea of the "truncated circle" makes logical sense, however as Bill noted ( I think i did as well), sometimes math/logic only takes you so far on problems like these .... at some point that shape...
  39. This is the CatSplat link to posts and discussion...

    This is the CatSplat link to posts and discussion that followed, in case you didn't find that:...
  40. Well, it is an ambitious task to try and...

    Well, it is an ambitious task to try and summarize as you have done, always worth voicing your thoughts and understanding ...

    Some thoughts on the post
    Part 2: most of the points you raise...
  41. I cheat and use some Dutch bling ..... a wasp...

    I cheat and use some Dutch bling ..... a wasp will ease your life immensely.

    I use a line of Zing It ..... I don't think I would use a twine for the purpose ...as you have found out, it can tangle...
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    If you are looking for the angle part, most...

    If you are looking for the angle part, most phones have a level indicator in the supplied apps .... if you are looking for the actual forces the website is the best place to go.

    If you want the...
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    I just finished my first "operational" prototype...

    I just finished my first "operational" prototype bridge (operational means it went into the woods and I survived) and wanted to try it in the field without doing up a new uQ for the trial.

    I had...
  44. Mmmmmm .... looks delicious Chard, crispy dogfish

    Mmmmmm .... looks delicious Chard, crispy dogfish
  45. How did the patching on Lipstick hold up Chard?

    How did the patching on Lipstick hold up Chard?
  46. Our group will be on TT on Wednesday, may see you...

    Our group will be on TT on Wednesday, may see you on the portage on Thursday Iguana
  47. I would have liked to go in Tuesday for sure KWK,...

    I would have liked to go in Tuesday for sure KWK, when I did the reservations this morning ... I was told TT was full for Sunday (for a Monday out) ... so we just extended the Mac stay a night....
  48. Just changed booking to 15 - 21st ..... they...

    Just changed booking to 15 - 21st ..... they wouldn't/couldn't allow the 14th, have you special "pull" KWK?

    WE are stopping at TT both ways, assuming the portage to Mac will about do us in .... TT...
  49. We have a group of three also going in on Friday,...

    We have a group of three also going in on Friday, but given the distance some of us drive, we will be pushing off 10-11, with a plan to camp on TT near the portage on Friday. Taking the portage early...
  50. Parks Canada just set opening day as May 10th, so...

    Parks Canada just set opening day as May 10th, so ... if that was your planned date, good planning, I had to shift some ....
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