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    Help with some DIY grizzbeaks

    Does anybody have the dimension on the grizzbeak.
    Thanks

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    Thanks just what I was looking for

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    GB,
    You may want to make just 1 set (2 doors) at a time. My first set I made using the size in the videos, was a bit to long across the base length for my Edge tarp. Easily solved by tying a knot in the bottom outside corner to shorten the length. The second set I shortened the base length by about 10 inches.
    You could also cut out a trial pair from an old bed sheet or plastic drop cloth to check the size.
    They are a great addition to the set up. A little heavy, but only brought along when needed and a heck of a lot cheaper than a new big tarp.
    enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwright View Post
    GB,
    You may want to make just 1 set (2 doors) at a time. My first set I made using the size in the videos, was a bit to long across the base length for my Edge tarp. Easily solved by tying a knot in the bottom outside corner to shorten the length. The second set I shortened the base length by about 10 inches.
    You could also cut out a trial pair from an old bed sheet or plastic drop cloth to check the size.
    They are a great addition to the set up. A little heavy, but only brought along when needed and a heck of a lot cheaper than a new big tarp.
    enjoy.
    jason
    To add to this, on my DIY Tarp I kind of would like to add some length to the leg to help it match the 11' width. These things are going to fit each tarp differently. Although the base size seems functional on most.

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    I am sorry if this is a double post, my tapatalk spazed out on me as I was posting, so I am not sure if it posted. But can one use rip stop nylon, or is the sil needed for weather proofing? I am relatively a fabric noob when it comes to these
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    Rip stop with DWR could be used, however, a non breathable fabric would block wind better, and waterproof will be beneficial in any rain. I would go with sil if its available.

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    There were a few posts about this in one of the other threads. The consensus seemed to be that Sil was not needed for the beaks to be effective, but it did keep the doors from absorbing water and increasing the weight on the way home.
    jason

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadphans View Post
    I am sorry if this is a double post, my tapatalk spazed out on me as I was posting, so I am not sure if it posted. But can one use rip stop nylon, or is the sil needed for weather proofing? I am relatively a fabric noob when it comes to these

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    Thank you very much for the insight. I am thinking of treating it with DWR, or just purchasing sil seconds and going that route....I realized my mistake after I bought the rip stop and I am tight on money ATM so I was hoping it would work.

    But of course I want it to work properly
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    What season are you planning on using the beak? Just winter? I think the beak soaking up water would be a problem in rain, but not as bad in the snow.

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