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    UQ coatings

    When and if I get enough money, I want to make my own speer snugfit. I just wounder If I should use DWR or silnylon for the bottom of the quilt. If it were DWR, the down could get wet, while if it were sil, there would be cond. issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skar578 View Post
    When and if I get enough money, I want to make my own speer snugfit.
    If you make it yourself, it wouldn't really be a Speer would it?

    I don't think anyone has actually disassembled and reverse-engineered a SnugFit yet to make plans... Interesting project idea, but I'm not willing to do that to mine!
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    A DWR quilt would dry in a day if you got it wet. A sil quilt might dry in a week if your lucky. None of the bag or quilt mfg's use sil for this reason.

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    i would go w/ the DWR.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    My vote is DWR too... Most down suffers more from not being able to dry out from the inside than from getting wet from the outside.

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    Another vote for DWR.

    Let us know how it goes with the DIY SnugFit. I think that would be a nightmare to reproduce a DIY equivalent. It's very complicated.
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    Cool... I just checked out the snugfit... Its what I had in mind for making as a down underquilt... Now I know its already out there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapt View Post
    Cool... I just checked out the snugfit... Its what I had in mind for making as a down underquilt... Now I know its already out there...
    here's an "end view" of how i plan to basically lay out my next down underquilt (if i ever get around to it).
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/PB300117.JPG
    this would be an end view of the center area of the under quilt.
    i got this by laying out strings on a table in a way that the inside string matched the shape & size of the occupied hammock.

    it wont have all the pleats that dave & ed worked into the snugfit to give it the nice hammock shape, but will probably just taper toward both ends.

    the basic principal that allows it to keep it's full loft even when pulled tight is that the inner "liner" is smaller, while the outer "shell" is larger & doesn't get pulled tight.

    i talked to dave about that concept & even sketched it out on paper at the NYE on springer (05-06). i'd like to think that i at least helped to cement that method into his plans for future under quilts... but it was probably already there
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    That's what I had in mind.

    We were discussing doing basically this with the Bridge hammock since its got virtually no end to end curve its the same section along its length and no pleats needed! Thats what really made it make sense. Making it becomes a simpler process then since you only need the differential in one direction.

    Designing it isn't hard if you know the sizes and shapes of the curves you're dealing with. The hard part is knowing that stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapt View Post
    That's what I had in mind.

    We were discussing doing basically this with the Bridge hammock since its got virtually no end to end curve its the same section along its length and no pleats needed! Thats what really made it make sense. Making it becomes a simpler process then since you only need the differential in one direction.

    Designing it isn't hard if you know the sizes and shapes of the curves you're dealing with. The hard part is knowing that stuff...
    yep, that would be much easier on the bridge hammock.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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