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    I received an order of cuben fiber today. 9.8 yards x 48 inch weighs 9.6 oz. I could have an 8x14 tarp at about 10 oz. This was my splurge. I sold some gear I was not using to get this. I am trying to decide whether to make basic rectangle, a copy of the Cat tarps, or a SG/JRB style. Some articles I have read say that the cuben fiber does not stretch like ripstop so the cat cut is not as critical. Any experience working with cuben would be appreciated.

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    all right! hope you'll be taking pictures.
    i would contact bill (gardenville) mentioned earlier in this thread. i'm sure he would make a suggestion on tarp styles.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I decided to go with a hex style due to fabric size. I made it with a 12' ridgeline and ended a little over 90" wide. Tarp weight with tabs 5.9oz. I could have gone a little lighter by using different material for the pull tabs but what is a 1/3 of an oz at this point. I put some skins and rope I already had on it and ended up at 7.7oz total pack weight minus stakes. I can live with that I will be testing this weekend and take some pics.

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    wow, that sounds great! did you have enough cuben left to make the skins or did you just use 1.1 oz?
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    did you have enough cuben left to make the skins or did you just use 1.1 oz?
    No, I had some mesh skins on another tarp that I used. I did have some material left over to use on some smaller projects.

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    You are making all this up until we see pics.

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    what I want is Cuben Fibre/Aerogel/Cuben fibre Laminate.....wadda ya think?

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    You are making all this up until we see pics.
    Yeah, I know. I could not wait till the weekend to try so I did a quick hang in the backyard just to see if would hold together with my sewing

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    Awesome. Thanks for posting the pic.


    "Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
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    looks great. i like the hex shape... makes it a little easier to go to & from the hammock.
    how did you do the tie outs?
    Last edited by slowhike; 08-21-2007 at 20:28.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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