Great job. That's one to be proud of. Now comes the fun of trail testing it.
Thanks guys. Material was from kitebuilder.com. I am headed up on an overnighter right now to give it a try. I will weigh it as soon as I get back.
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I second the recommendation to hose test this before your trip. I would give it 50/50 odds of it leaking!
Spinnaker is made for sails and they don't have to be waterproof, only windproof. Occasionly, a lot comes out so good that it is actually waterproof, but that's more of an accident.
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Just got back. I didn't get the recs to hose test it before I left, luckily it was crystal clear all night. So before I made it I took some material and laid it over a bowl and put a rubber band around edge to make it taught. Then poured water on top. Waited an hour or so and bowl was completely dry. I will definitely hose test it though to make sure it is completely waterproof.
Ok bad news. I sprayed the hose on it and the water beaded up n ran right off but I felt the underside and it was damp. I guessing a fine mist was able to get through.
Do I chalk it up to noob mistake and make a whole lot of kites or maybe a sailboat to use here in desert of Arizona? Haha
Can you do this with SPINN?
yes but. I would be tempted to hang it in the back yard in a heavy rain and see what comes in. You can get some condensation on the inside from cold water in the hose cooling the material below the dew point so I would not regard a bit of damp a problem with the hose test. One has to be careful of the difference between leaks and condensation. Then there is the overall dampness in a rain storm. A lot of ways to get soggy. ;-)