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    Looks pretty darn nice to me! I would be proud...

    Looks pretty darn nice to me! I would be proud to have such good looking gear.
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    Thanks for the reply, I am well aware of Larry's...

    Thanks for the reply, I am well aware of Larry's great fabric deals, I made a tarp out of the 40 denier and found the same thing, that it was very water repellent. I did not coat the center seam and...
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    I am sure we are not the only two who have done...

    I am sure we are not the only two who have done or are doing this. I have ripped up maybe a dozen vests and jackets and three big sleeping bags that I got from a Goodwill outlet center where...
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    What size denier is 1.0 ounce ripstop? I don't...

    What size denier is 1.0 ounce ripstop? I don't seem to remember seeing 1.0 ounce on Magna Fabrics site for some time. 40 Denier is 1.6 ounce and 30 Denier is slightly less than that, is the 30...
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    Have you felt the motor after it slows down? If...

    Have you felt the motor after it slows down? If the motor is fairly hot or smells like it is hot you may have found your issue. Some of my machines have motors that get relatively hot and tend to...
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    I live on 5 acres on Whidbey Island in Washington...

    I live on 5 acres on Whidbey Island in Washington State and all I hear are coyotes, owls, some sort of screeching bird and branches breaking. We have a lot of deer and the third night I spent out a...
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    I realize this is an old subject, but I just...

    I realize this is an old subject, but I just wanted to mention that I have had great transactions from Magna. All of the fabric I received is just what I expected, even the third quality stuff. Mr....
  8. Thread: Braggart

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    Did you ever wonder why they offer needles in...

    Did you ever wonder why they offer needles in packs of 100? I am probably on my 20th pack of 100 by now.
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    There are typically so many experts on any forum...

    There are typically so many experts on any forum I have ever beloged to that I hesitate to show anything I have, but I have used the setups in that attached pictures to work in trees and hang my...
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    No longer watching from the sidelines

    Hi!
    I am an old dude living on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Small intimate island, just me and 89,000 others, and a Naval Air Station. I have 5 acres in the woods and use hammocks regularly...
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    Fabric water bags are really common for boaters,...

    Fabric water bags are really common for boaters, since they are generally tight on space anyway. I have made round bottomed buckets our of regular canvas, it soaks up the water and swells so it...
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    All of the spinnakers that I have made over the...

    All of the spinnakers that I have made over the years have been 1.1 to 1.9 ounce non-coated ripstop nylon. I made one from coated nylon a few years ago and it really took a good breeze just to fill...
  13. Thread: Sails

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    I lived on my sailboat for 22 years working for...

    I lived on my sailboat for 22 years working for the University of California. Every new position was a new marina! I sewed all my sails and bags and found that the really stiff Dacron stuff is...
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    I have used a lot of seatbelt material over the...

    I have used a lot of seatbelt material over the years, being a sailor and a tree climber I have had lots of opportunities. I have made mast ladders (a real pain and very time and material consuming),...
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