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    Cuben GrizzBeak

    Last summer I put together a GrizzBeak, made from cuben fiber, to be used with a (then) newly acquired MacCat Delux in cuben. It was all pretty straightforward so I didn't figure it warranted a posting, but here russmay pointedly asked for details, so here they are.

    I have some CT2K.08 in olive, roll width is 54". This pushes the template to have either the front or bottom edge be 54". It worked out that both were, with a 6" overlap at the top. Here's a template.



    I rolled the edges everywhere and ran a stitch to hold them, except where the two pieces of the beak come together. There I used double-sided tape I got from questoutfitters.



    To re-enforce the corner attachments I bonded and sewed into the rolled edge a small bit of 1.9 oz/yd nylon. I made corner tabs from grosgrain and
    attached at the edges with a single bar-tack (although there are stitches to hold down the grosgrain along the tarp-side corner, they aren't holding much.)



    Packed down the beak has the volume of about 2 decks of playing cards, and with the cord at the corners comes in at 2.25 oz.




    It's a nice light addition to the pack that gives a lot of protection from wind and rain at what would otherwise be an open end of the tarp.
    Last edited by GrizzlyAdams; 01-27-2012 at 15:45.
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    Sweet ... you do mighty nice work Professor!

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    Salivating over these in TN !!!!
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    Wonderfully straightforward directions!
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    Thank you very much, nice, easy instructions.

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    Thanks Grizz, I'll have to order some cuben now.
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    Grizz...I'd love to see some photos of it on the McCat Deluxe. Thanks

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    As usual, Very Nice Grizz

    Thanks for the modified template
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    Awesome Grizz, simply awesome! Now I gotta find out how I can get a set ???
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