I definately am a prospect for the beak model. If it is windy/stormy enough to need to block off the end, I want the aerodynamic properties of the beak rather than the flat panel.
At the risk of heresy (i.e. discussing ground-dwelling applications), a MacCat with fully zippered beaks on each end would make an unbelievably versatile shelter. One could enter/exit at the lee side or end whatever the wind was doing, raise one side (or the corner of one side) for a Baker-type tent, etc etc.
GREAT idea imo.
Just to clarify....we are NOT offering the Beaks, removable or sewn on, with zippers, just overlapping panels. The zippers on my tarp were a prototype. They have held up for the couple of winters in use but a better long term answer is the overlapping panels. Overlapping panels will provide various tarp possibilities, not to mention fiddling with a zipper when your hands are cold is a PITA.
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