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  1. OES closed up for good - many thanks to the community

    HF Community,

    I have been extremely proud to have been a part of the community, off and on, for many years. This site and subforum helped provide a launching pad to help OES grow and prosper as I...
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    KBr00ks, I'm glad to hear you're happy with the...

    KBr00ks, I'm glad to hear you're happy with the tarp and that it arrived safely - let me know if you have any questions on pitching or issues with it!
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    Krimzen, I've sent you an email and PM along with...

    Krimzen, I've sent you an email and PM along with a complete refund due to the delay. Let me know if you still have any issues and I'll get them taken care of ASAP.
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    Poll: Helium, please send me a PM with any questions...

    Helium, please send me a PM with any questions you have or at least let me know what email address you have been trying to contact me through as something on my end may have been blocking it (I have...
  5. Thread: It came today

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    Glad to hear it arrived safely!

    Glad to hear it arrived safely!
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    Hey MotoBoss - shoot me a PM and I'll try and...

    Hey MotoBoss - shoot me a PM and I'll try and figure out why the emails aren't coming through!

    - Brian
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    Jimmy, the XLC is about a foot longer than the...

    Jimmy, the XLC is about a foot longer than the stock BB. I know my Deluxe fits just fine on my standard WBBB, and I think you would be comfortable in most storms without even thinking about being...
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    New MacCats are live!

    Everything is finally live - take a look at our updated models at our site.

    A brief summary of what the new Gen4 models can do:


    5-10% weight reduction over our entire line
    New structural...
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    New MacCat Gen4 announcement this weekend

    Good evening to all!

    I'm proud to announce that after several months of research and development work, this weekend I'll be completely revamping my signature MacCat line of hammock tarps. Lighter,...
  10. Nickoli - I originally wanted to see if I could...

    Nickoli - I originally wanted to see if I could add in UV exposure as well, but that would have doubled/tripled the experiment size. If I had undergrads working for me at the time, I would have...
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    There is a ton of variables that account for how...

    There is a ton of variables that account for how waterproof the fabric is - coating type, how the coating is applied, yarn count and density, how the yarns are woven, how the fabric is being loaded...
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    With a laser powerful enough to actually cut...

    With a laser powerful enough to actually cut through the fabric, I'd be quite concerned with exposure. You're probably looking at a class 3R or class 4 laser (the dangerous kind), particularly...
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    Yep, you're exactly right. Especially if you can...

    Yep, you're exactly right. Especially if you can use the tarp geometry to get a nice tight pitch to begin with.
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    Boston is exactly right - it's still a...

    Boston is exactly right - it's still a lightweight *woven* fabric. One big performance difference between the silpoly and cuben is that the fibers in the cuben fiber are much, much stiffer than that...
  15. I've got a boatload of electron microscope...

    I've got a boatload of electron microscope photos, I'll be sure to share some more of them in the future.

    And as for now, there are zero plans for becoming Dr. Hammock, or Dr. anything. :scared:.
  16. Master's thesis posted - fabric abrasion and leakage

    Good morning! I just wanted to let everyone know that I've posted my Master's thesis, titled 'Study of Abrasion on Performance of Lightweight Water Impermeable Coated Textiles'. A few people have...
  17. VS - I'm just about to PM the USPS tracking info....

    VS - I'm just about to PM the USPS tracking info. Your tarp is going out this morning from the Cambridge MA main post office.

    - Brian
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    VS - I'm sorry about the issue, and I'll be sure...

    VS - I'm sorry about the issue, and I'll be sure to make sure that your dispute goes right through and you get your funds back as soon as possible. I believe I simply misplaced your label/envelope in...
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    Jim, glad the tarp arrived safely!

    Jim, glad the tarp arrived safely!
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    The MacCat Deluxe is discounted an additional 5%...

    The MacCat Deluxe is discounted an additional 5% in addition to a separate 10% site wide discount (that is calculated during checkout).

    For the guy line kit, I am including it without having to...
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    Special Saturday bonus - Additional 5% off a...

    Special Saturday bonus - Additional 5% off a MacCat Deluxe and a free guyline kit on all Deluxe orders - sale lasts all day on one of our most popular tarps.
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    OES Black Friday 2014 - 2nd annual Tarpaganza

    As some have already replied to and inquired about - OES is having its 2nd annual Tarpaganza sale, featuring special Black Friday discounts. Given the popularity of the three day sale last year, it's...
  23. SageMon - I've responded to you both through...

    SageMon - I've responded to you both through email and PM. The wrong color tarp was an honest mistake (I had you marked down for a brown, not sure what happened there). The events after were due to a...
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    Dropped off this afternoon, I believe I made the...

    Dropped off this afternoon, I believe I made the USPS truck cutoff so it should be on its way!
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    SilverSurfr - my cuben tarp ridgelines were 100%...

    SilverSurfr - my cuben tarp ridgelines were 100% taped. I developed a two tape system that provided performance through a huge temperature range and shouldn't have any degradation through quite a bit...
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    Srady, I find it quite frustrating that you...

    Srady, I find it quite frustrating that you singlehandedly come to post on this forum to prod at my missteps. I would never accuse you of promoting any products, and I know I had some issues with an...
  27. Thread: OES 4 Season

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    Ajustus, you've got an email - do let me know!

    Ajustus, you've got an email - do let me know!
  28. Thread: OES 4 Season

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    Glad to hear it arrived safely - and on a...

    Glad to hear it arrived safely - and on a slightly different vein than Ratdog, pictures of your setup are always appreciated!
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    I had tried to reply to this thread the other...

    I had tried to reply to this thread the other evening but it appeared to be closed. Since it's open again, I'd like to keep the discussion open.

    I absolutely intend to make Pacific Atoll whole for...
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    Dougalcorn, The main difference is the...

    Dougalcorn,

    The main difference is the placement and number of side tieouts. The 10' x 12' has 5 (including corner tieouts) per side, evenly spaced every 36 inches. The OES 4-season tarp has four...
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    Muddbutt - I'm not sure what's going on, but I...

    Muddbutt - I'm not sure what's going on, but I can't figure out who are based on your signature/HF username. Please feel free to send me one more email, I want to get you your tarp or a full refund...
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    All tarps ordered through this evening, including...

    All tarps ordered through this evening, including the onslaught from the weekend are all shipped as of this evening! EQ, yours shipped out yesterday and should be arriving any day now.
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    Grumpy - I'll throw in some extras to help smooth...

    Grumpy - I'll throw in some extras to help smooth things over!

    Yooz - With my current manufacturing situation, I've unfortunately had to prioritize based on popularity, so for now the Micro isn't...
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    To all those interested, tomorrow's special...

    To all those interested, tomorrow's special (additional 10% off) will be the 12' Winter Tarp!

    All those orders placed today are going to be packed up on Saturday once I return home from two days...
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    OES Black Friday sale - Tarpaganza 2013 (20% MacCat Deluxe discount on Sat)!

    This year we're running our first annual Black Friday sale - spanning three days from Thanksgiving day through Saturday (11/28-11/30). Some of the promotions we'll be running include:

    Update for...
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    I still use OWFINC as my sole supplier for...

    I still use OWFINC as my sole supplier for plastic hardware and webbing. They're knowledgeable, honest and ship fast, with great quality and prices to boot. Proud to support them in any way!
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    OES is back in the building

    Hello to all - I've kept up individually with many of you but it's been far too long since I've been back on HF - so I'm finally back after a prolonged absence. I've been working hard to keep tarps...
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    Out of my apartment now and safe with family.

    Out of my apartment now and safe with family.
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    Currently safe in Boston

    I've had several people email me this morning about the events happening in Boston this morning. My street is currently locked down, but everything is safe and police are handling themselves...
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    Hey Paul, I shot you a PM - please give it a read!

    Hey Paul, I shot you a PM - please give it a read!
  41. sj_viperlock, and you shoot me a PM with your...

    sj_viperlock, and you shoot me a PM with your order details. I'd like to make things right and provide you a few options, including a full refund or immediate shipment and a sizable refund along with...
  42. Good evening everyone - I wanted to update that...

    Good evening everyone - I wanted to update that everything is back online and in great shape. I ended up taking a little bit of extra time to test everything through, as well as go for a nice hike...
  43. OES will be closed for a few weeks to update customer service priorities

    I have been absolutely less responsive that I should have been over a period of time covering the past few weeks to months. I would like to personally apologize to all those who were affected, and I...
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    Pulsemod - I've been on vacation for the week but...

    Pulsemod - I've been on vacation for the week but I did see your email and I'll be sure to update that tomorrow. You should be getting an email tomorrow afternoon! Thanks for your patience, I'll make...
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    To pick a tarp color, just make a note of which...

    To pick a tarp color, just make a note of which color you would prefer in the 'custom order comments' field during checkout and I'll make sure you get the color of your choice.

    With the 6 tieouts...
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    J.Andersons - I do ship to Latvia, but for some...

    J.Andersons - I do ship to Latvia, but for some reason that wasn't checked under my country options. It should be there now, no issues :)
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    New OES shipping policies

    I wanted to make an announcement with regards to shipping policies. This has always been a trouble area for me, especially now with working a full time job and trying to keep the tarps flowing....
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    Adam, I got back to you via email - I've got a...

    Adam, I got back to you via email - I've got a tarp with your name on it with expedited shipping coming at you first thing Monday morning! Sorry about the delay and confusion.
  49. Pre-orders are up and available now through my...

    Pre-orders are up and available now through my site - more selection to follow in the coming weeks!
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    SF - I did another check today and it appears...

    SF - I did another check today and it appears that it left the Rochester processing facility, so it should be on it's way! I think it must have gotten tossed in the wrong bin, and it took them a...
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