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    Grizz Beaks(SoB) and Sewn-on overlapping flap doors

    Doors and beaks are coming!!!

    ZQ and I will be constructing a prototype for Grizz to bless with the goal of having them available early next year.

    We will also be working on patterns for offering sewn-on doors with overlapping flaps for OES MacCat Deluxe's and Ultra's. Lot's to do but we're excited about the projects. Stay tuned.
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    Gotta love progress. Looking forward to seeing the new ideas, 2Q.
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    I bet this will be a popular offering.
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    The Grizz Beak will be a separate add-on, not sewn to the tarp, correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunHiker View Post
    The Grizz Beak will be a separate add-on, not sewn to the tarp, correct?
    That's correct. The Grizz Beak SoB is not permanently attached but is able to be removed.
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    cool beans......

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    Cool, looking forward to seeing your mod offerings for the Deluxe tarps.

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    Today was our 29th wedding aniversary so guess what ZQ and I did ??? We went out for lunch with our girls and spent the afternoon working on the "Grizz Beak" removable beak concept. It was a great day for an outside project.

    As a result of our efforts, it occurred to us that there may an interest in two different models of the Grizz Beak.

    The first is a beak with overlapping doors that minimizes material (read: weighs less) in which the doors when overlapped stay within a single plane or overlap straight across from side to side of the tarp.

    The other model is a beak that has more material and will weigh a tad more but the door overlaps forming a "V" providing a sizable vestibule. This model is very similar to what I have with my zippered doors.


    I would like to offer both models believing there would be interest in both. Those interested in removable protection but concerned with total weight of their tarp system..."the Beak Lite" model. Those who desire a little more storage space when hunkered down and maybe using a smaller tarp...the "Beak vestibule" model.

    So, give me some feedback. Which model would you choose?

    We will making the vestibule model prototype this week and getting some weights and pictures. Stay tuned.
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    Beak Vestibule...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Questions View Post
    Today was our 29th wedding aniversary so guess what ZQ and I did ??? We went out for lunch with our girls and spent the afternoon working on the "Grizz Beak" removable beak concept. It was a great day for an outside project.

    As a result of our efforts, it occurred to us that there may an interest in two different models of the Grizz Beak.

    The first is a beak with overlapping doors that minimizes material (read: weighs less) in which the doors when overlapped stay within a single plane or overlap straight across from side to side of the tarp.

    The other model is a beak that has more material and will weigh a tad more but the door overlaps form a "V" providing a sizable vestibule. This model is very similar to what I have with my zippered doors.


    I would like to offer both models believing there would be interest in both. Those interested in removable protection but concerned with total weight of their tarp system..."the Beak Lite" model. Those who desire a little more storage space when hunkered down and maybe using a smaller tarp...the "Beak vestibule" model.

    So, give me some feedback. Which model would you choose?

    We will making the vestibule model prototype this week and getting some weights and pictures. Stay tuned.
    2Q
    I thnk both would be popular.
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