so I watched SGT Rock's vid 3 times.
Got a boost of "go get-um-ness" from strung out
and just hit the cutting wheel on the quilt mat where the cuben meet the mat!
I pretty much approached the project as in SGT Rock's video.
The only thing was, I had no help, I only had my apt floor and I had no sewing machine aka thread injector.
I did find that after the first 10 feet or so of applying the VHB, I had a pretty good idea of how it was to work with.
Also, I had ordered my VHB from Hallas.com and the smallest they had was 3/4".
I also went with the new LineLoc 3 Line Adjusters with Loops from Zpacks
for the tie outs. I hand stitched these to a reinforced piece of cuben with the waxed thread that comes with the Speedy Stitcher Awl. I have a tendency to over build things and I just happened to have been making these when someone's thread went up re: 40 mph gusts. So...make them indestructable!
I seam sealed the outside of these tie outs. It just seemed prudent.
For the pull outs, I used 3/16' flat cord from ZPacks. I hand sewed these as well with both black nylon thread as well as with the waxed thread. Seam sealed as well.
I made (4) 8' tie outs with yellow ZingIt! and made a 12' tie out on each end of the ridgeline with red ZingIt! as I prefer sight differentiation a) if I am in a hurry b) just easier to tell which line in which.
When I had ordered the cuben on sale - which was a Screaming Yellow Zonkers YELLOW I decided, well, just make the ridgeline tie outs rainbow to get the whole non-stealth thing going.
I used 2 white D rings that I ordered from strap works along with the rainbow strap for the ridge tie out.
I backspliced the tie outs for a finished look and I used a locked brummel
several times for locking in the Dutch Fly as well as one Dutch hook. After all that work I do not want to lose a miniscule piece of necessary titanium.
oh...it measures 10' 4 " for the ridgeline
and 8.75' for the width.
I am still considering making it a catenary cut OR adding an extra tie out to the bottom. Possibly 2, but that seems a little overkill.
I am open to thoughts, ideas or suggestions.
Thank for taking a peek