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    Karo Box TQ questions

    I'm about to make a TQ using the Karo box technique with it being 76"x50" with 2.5" baffles with 12oz of 800+ down looking to be good down to 20 degrees.
    1. Is it ok to have head and foot end 50" or should I taper?
    2. Will this be good for around 20 degrees?
    3. Any thing else?

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    Think about your footbox. You might want a pocket for a small ccf pad so your heels don't get cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironridger View Post
    I'm about to make a TQ using the Karo box technique with it being 76"x50" with 2.5" baffles with 12oz of 800+ down looking to be good down to 20 degrees.
    1. Is it ok to have head and foot end 50" or should I taper?
    2. Will this be good for around 20 degrees?
    3. Any thing else?
    1) You should taper IMO. 50" is about a foot wider than it has to be. If you want extra roomyness I'd go 44".
    2) Yeah, but with a Karo design especially, you really want a baffle height about a 1/2" shorter than your desired loft. I would use 2.25" baffles(after sewing) and shoot for about a 2.75" loft.
    3) Are you doing a 12/6 Karo design?

    Ryan
    Last edited by Violent Green; 03-23-2012 at 18:55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Violent Green View Post
    1) You should taper IMO. 50" is about a foot wider than it has to be. If you want extra roomyness I'd go 44".
    2) Yeah, but with a Karo design especially, you really want a baffle height about a 1/2" shorter than your desired loft. I would use 2.25" baffles(after sewing) and shoot for about a 2.75" loft.
    3) Are you doing a 12/6 Karo design?

    Ryan
    Second opinion to go narrower, sounds good.
    As for 12/6, yes.

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