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    Quote Originally Posted by bayou joe View Post
    It is actually built the old way...
    That's the method that inspired stitch and glue... you just didn't pull the nails & tape the inside of the seams.
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    really nice looking floater joe, i am taking classes at a local kayak shop on how to build "kit yaks" when we are done, one of us gets the boat!!!! really like yours!!!
    i do not remember the question, however i believe beer is the answer

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    Nicer looking boat Joe. Someday I want to build some kind of wooden boat.

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    Don't wait. It's awesome!

    But it's at least as addictive as DIY camping gear.

    Jbo

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    Yes, boatbuilding is also addicting. I have a stitch and glue kayak in the works right now. I've got about another month to go. It's taking forever because of the cold and rain.

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    I've been reading the specs on down vs. synthetic and have noticed something. Inch for inch, the insulating value for synthetic is about the same as for down. So, if I'm OK with the extra weight and bulk of synthetic, there's no need for the added expense of down. I've slept down to the low 30's with my synthetic mummy bag and was plenty warm.

    J.

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    has anyone ever tried using the fill from a household down comforter in a DIY hammock UQ? i found some local comforters on craigslist and was thinking about picking one up. the jo-ann fabric near me has ripstop on sale for $3.50/yd and I have most of the other things. My only concern is if down from a household comforter can be used in a UQ.

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    It can, but is lower quality/less efficient,compressible. Not a bad choice if it's a good deal. There's a comforter at my house that I've been watching for my wife to quit watching, but I think she's on to me.

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    @jbo - that was pretty funny. i got the same response when i asked if we had a comforters we didn't use. i found one on c/l but after checking ours out along with down pillows we have i don't think it'll work. seems to be a synthetic mix with down so instead i'm going to buy some loose down off the internet. so far i'm in the hole $30 and the down will probably cost me around $50 with shipping, I'm guessing the whole thing will cost me $100. i'm sowing the top and bottom together and the baffles as well. If I hose up the assembly i'll just stratch the project and look at purchasing one.

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    I've got some Climashield. Hope to finish my first synthetic this week. Actually, I'm planning to make 3 UQs and a TQ - but it'll take a couple of weeks to get them all done.

    My daughter holds her down comforter pretty tight when she sleeps, so it'll be a while before I try down.

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