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    Finished projects (at last!)

    At long last, I've finally got photos to show of all the work I've been doing lately.

    I'm going to try and upload them into the images gallery. Thanks for all the very helpful insight and info from everyone on this board.
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    Senior Member headchange4u's Avatar
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    Hammock and a tarp? Looks great. Congrats. Are those your first projects?

    Have you got to go on an outing with them yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan View Post
    At long last, I've finally got photos to show of all the work I've been doing lately.

    I'm going to try and upload them into the images gallery. Thanks for all the very helpful insight and info from everyone on this board.
    Is it an illusion of the pictures, or is only one side of your tarp cat-cut?
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    Thanks for the responses guys. This is not my first project, but first in a while. A few years back I made a copy of a Moss Heptawing. I started out with a Ray Way quilt, then hammock, then Sportsman's Guide underquilt (not a worthwhile project), then poles, then tarp.

    Both sides and ends of the tarp are cat cut, or pretty close to cat cut.

    Logan

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Is it an illusion of the pictures, or is only one side of your tarp cat-cut?
    Probably an illusion. It looks cat-cut to me. But I can see how at one side looks straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun View Post
    Probably an illusion. It looks cat-cut to me. But I can see how at one side looks straight.
    Dumb question...what are the advantages of a cat cut tarp over a straight sided one aside from the weight issue? Just finished a Speer from a kit and I guess that I'll have to start some diy projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qpens View Post
    Dumb question...what are the advantages of a cat cut tarp over a straight sided one aside from the weight issue? Just finished a Speer from a kit and I guess that I'll have to start some diy projects.
    uhh, I didn't ask the question.

    Ahh, I interpreted that incorreectly. Read hammock engineer's comment below. He's dead on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qpens View Post
    Dumb question...what are the advantages of a cat cut tarp over a straight sided one aside from the weight issue? Just finished a Speer from a kit and I guess that I'll have to start some diy projects.
    It helps keep the edges taught giving you are really tight pitch. Do some searches here. That concept is beat into the ground more than a few times by people on both sides. I like it though. BB has a link at the bottom of his posts giving a link to his directions.

    Just don't get caught in the cat cut vs red neck version (i.e. bent stick).
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan View Post
    ... then Sportsman's Guide underquilt (not a worthwhile project), ...
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    Just curious why it's not a worthwhile project (too heavy, not warm enough)?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by Redtail; 06-29-2007 at 12:45. Reason: Correcting my Tarzan grammar

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    The S.G. underquilt wasn't worthwhile for me because (you guessed it) it's both heavy and not much insulation. The finished quilt weighs 15 ozs, and was super easy to make. The fabric weighs lots, or at least seems to in comparisson to my 1.1 oz nylon and the insulation was a real disappointment. It is pre quilted something and calling it 4 tenths of an inch thick (to equate to Thru Hiker's pre quilted primaloft) is generous. When I dissected the sleeping bag I founds lots of scrim and thin spots,etc. I thought I was saving money with the project, but in the future I will use fabric I already have and buy insulation from Thru Hiker. Live and learn. As far as underquilts go, I'm thinking or scrapping the whole idea for the summer and using a my golite poncho slung under my hammock with a pad in it. I haven't weighed the options yet, but seems like a winner. Winter will be a different story though.

    Cheers,

    Logan

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