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  1. Thread: Aegismax TQ

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    Yes the colour was off putting for me too but...

    Yes the colour was off putting for me too but thought I'd take a punt on it. It's actually more light grey in reality. My friend described it as like being hugged by a cloud which I rather liked! Now...
  2. Thread: Aegismax TQ

    by Andy Pandy
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    I've got one of those I'm modding for an UQ. I...

    I've got one of those I'm modding for an UQ. I bought the aegismax windhard top quilt and it's great and needs no modifications.
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    Hi ibgary, I don't want to hijack the thread but...

    Hi ibgary, I don't want to hijack the thread but what pole diameter and wall thickness did you use, and what length? Is it aluminium 6063 or similar?
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    A video would be fantastic, especially if you can...

    A video would be fantastic, especially if you can find some wind. It woul be great to see this in use in real world conditions. Thank you for the explanations.
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    What range of RL height adjustment can you...

    What range of RL height adjustment can you achieve? At some point the guys and RL will be too slack and flapping everywhere. If you crank the tarp right down low, and then slacken the guys, how much...
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    The idea of a flexy RL is interesting. I guess...

    The idea of a flexy RL is interesting. I guess you could achieve the same effect with shock cord loops at the tarp RL tie out points. I'd be a bit concerned about RL tension allowing my tarp to flap...
  7. Hi nanok, I just I saw your picture in the...

    Hi nanok, I just I saw your picture in the levitating tarp post https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...evitating-tarp , and I think that you might be using your UCR differently to me. That might be...
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    I use the same system apart from I uses ucr soft...

    I use the same system apart from I uses ucr soft linked to my universal loop on the hammock where use use the Beckett to webbing. I love being able to disconnect and reconnect the hammock with its...
  9. Oh yes I ended up on 2.5mm amsteel as it seemed...

    Oh yes I ended up on 2.5mm amsteel as it seemed the best compromise of weight nd breaking strain. The 1.8mm I use for guys and RL could be used (probably doubled up) as suspension if for some reason...
  10. The half hitches cannot compress or trip the...

    The half hitches cannot compress or trip the restrictor. They are at the hammock end and acting in opposition to your body weight. You'll never trip the constructor from that end with weight on it. I...
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    I'm quite new to the world of under quilts but it...

    I'm quite new to the world of under quilts but it seems to me a 3/4 under quilt protector will keep the wind and and spray off the quilt but not off the exposed parts of the hammock. If you're after...
  12. I also have a ucr SRL just for experimenting with...

    I also have a ucr SRL just for experimenting with length and that is made from 1.8mm Marlow throw line SK78. The bury is 5in, again about 70 diameters. I've had it tight enough I can play tunes on it...
  13. My main suspension ucr's are 2.5mm amsteel with a...

    My main suspension ucr's are 2.5mm amsteel with a bury of 7in. That's about 178mm or approx 70 diameters. I am about 75kg and I like to swing in my hammock - it's a joyous thing. They don't slip dry...
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    I experimented with klemheist, prusik, and icicle...

    I experimented with klemheist, prusik, and icicle hitch on CRL. The prusik seemed to put a good kink in the line that really helps it grip. I thought I'd need smaller diameter line on my 1.8mm CRL...
  15. Here is a great article on dyneema load testing. ...

    Here is a great article on dyneema load testing.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20160715154948/http://www.bethandevans.com/load.htm
  16. Dyneema is easy to find in the UK as it's used...

    Dyneema is easy to find in the UK as it's used loads on sailing yachts. Checkout Marlow and English braids product for starters. I use Marlow dyneema throw line for tarp CRL and guy lines. Samson...
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    I use Marlow 1.8mm dyneema throw line for my tarp...

    I use Marlow 1.8mm dyneema throw line for my tarp ridgeline and prusiks made of the same stuff works well with 4 wraps
  18. Yes that's my reason for selecting that design...

    Yes that's my reason for selecting that design too, plus a bit of extra support when the ridgeline is under a lot of tension is no bad thing and means I can adopt a split ridgeline most of the time...
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    Hmmm, I don't believe the 900 fill power either,...

    Hmmm, I don't believe the 900 fill power either, unless it's live plucked, in which case I'm not interested. It's frustrating that good MYOG materials seem to be hard to obtain in the UK.
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    Can you post a link please as I was looking for...

    Can you post a link please as I was looking for this too :)
  21. When you say 'ribbon', is that GG or polyester...

    When you say 'ribbon', is that GG or polyester 'binding tape', or this 'single-faced polyester satin tape' stuff?
  22. Hi @hutzelbein, how is your ridgeline holding up?...

    Hi @hutzelbein, how is your ridgeline holding up? I am in exactly this position and looking for a suitable tape / GG for my tarp project. I know I want polyester as it's a silpoly tarp and I don't...
  23. I just left the shock cord loop on the tarp line...

    I just left the shock cord loop on the tarp line so it's always there. It just slides over...basically a shock cord sail tie.
  24. Just tried this and it works brilliantly. I got...

    Just tried this and it works brilliantly. I got carried away and went for TWO loops so I can snuff each end one at a time. I think my legs are strong enough to carry that frivolous extra mass. No...
  25. Now why didn't I think of that!? I'm going to...

    Now why didn't I think of that!? I'm going to give that a try, thank you!
  26. Ha ha a nice Miss Mary stuff sack? Seriously...

    Ha ha a nice Miss Mary stuff sack? Seriously though, I'll use anything if it works well. In this case though it seems that it won't.
  27. Thanks for the pointer. My searching didn't turn...

    Thanks for the pointer. My searching didn't turn that up. The idea of rocking up with fishnets for snakeskins appeals to my sense of humour but it all sounds a bit fragile. Cheers Anyway.
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    Brilliant thank you for the photos! What...

    Brilliant thank you for the photos! What reinforcement (if any) did you do at the ridgeline tie out? I'm doing a winter tarp (hex plus doors) and wondering about the tension between the ridgeline tie...
  29. Snakeskins using tights / stockings / pantyhose?

    Hi ladies, has anyone tried using old stockings or tights (pantyhose) as tarp snakeskins? I'm wondering if it might be a good low cost solution but not sure they'd stretch far enough or be robust...
  30. Thread: 10oz tarp

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    That appears to be silnylon rather than silpoly?...

    That appears to be silnylon rather than silpoly? I can't find any .7 silpoly online.
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    Hi Infrastellar, in the two woodland photos, do...

    Hi Infrastellar, in the two woodland photos, do you remember what are the fabric colours are called? They look really nice and seem to blend in well. Thanks.
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    Photos of foliage silpoly.

    Hi all, does anyone have any photos of completed tarps or tents in the foliage (not foliage green) colour? I like the look of it on RSBTR but you can't beat seeing larger areas in different lighting...
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    Hi Bob, I use 'universal loops' double larks...

    Hi Bob, I use 'universal loops' double larks headed on to the ends of my hammock. This allows a 'through and over' soft link connection or if you don't feel safe with that or want to shorten the...
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    Now that's an interesting idea! I'll seek out the...

    Now that's an interesting idea! I'll seek out the thread. I was tempted to take a punt on some from Alibaba as most of the fabric industry is in Asia but don't really want to order 200 meters to find...
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    Thank you Morebikes, that's good to know!

    Thank you Morebikes, that's good to know!
  36. Thread: 10oz tarp

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    I'm also in the process of making this fabric...

    I'm also in the process of making this fabric choice and lack of ripstop is concerning me too. There are plenty on here that have these .9 tarps with good experience but only one person has posted...
  37. Hi Gadget, I'm in beautiful North Devon...

    Hi Gadget, I'm in beautiful North Devon (Bideford) too, and planning on making one of these. If we're not too far away I was wondering if you mind me taking a look at yours and talking a few things...
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    Thank you for the confirmation and sorry to hear...

    Thank you for the confirmation and sorry to hear about the damage. I was wondering about stitch size, I'll see if RSBTR have any advice on that.
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    Hi guys, how are your tarps holding up? I'm about...

    Hi guys, how are your tarps holding up? I'm about to embark on my own tarp journey using the 0.93 membrane sil poly and just wanted to check I've understood this right. My plan is to roll 3/8...
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    Ouch! www.adventurexpert.com Have no feedback on...

    Ouch! www.adventurexpert.com Have no feedback on ebay within the last year. I'm not sure I want to be a guinea pig :) It would be good to hear from anyone who has actually dealt with them and can...
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    You can buy down from...

    You can buy down from https://www.extremtextil.de/ Not UK but at least in Europe. I have not dealt with them myself though so can't vouch for the quality but I think many others on here have.
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    Great, thank you!

    Great, thank you!
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    Thank you for the offer and the link to shelby....

    Thank you for the offer and the link to shelby. That's not going to be enough for my tarp I'm afraid...I'm not quite that small :laugh:
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    Thank you! That stuff looks like the 1.1oz/sqyd...

    Thank you! That stuff looks like the 1.1oz/sqyd silpoly to me and is not a bad price (total) as it only has to ship from Slovenia. Have you had anything from them?
  45. Hi Is it possible you could post a close up photo...

    Hi Is it possible you could post a close up photo of one of these pullouts please? I cannot quite visualise it. I understand how you roll the grosgrain into the hem, but not how you are then...
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    Hi, I'm not sure what mineral spirits are. It...

    Hi, I'm not sure what mineral spirits are. It sounds like it might be what we term 'white sprits' in the UK. Does this seem like what you are referring to MikeiM?...
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    Hi, I really like this idea, maybe with a second...

    Hi, I really like this idea, maybe with a second reinforcement patch of silpoly bonded on the area, then the grosgrain rolled in to the hem. Is it possible you could post a close up photo of the...
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    UK / EU Source for Sil-Poly?

    Hi All, does anyone know a UK or EU source for Sil-Poly? I'm looking for an equivalent of the Silpoly 1.1 or Membrane Silpoly 0.93 available from RSBTR for a very lightweight tarp. I've checked all...
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    Hi @warbonnetguy, I just came across this...

    Hi @warbonnetguy, I just came across this excellent thread as I'm looking to make basically the same thing and as light as I can get it. How did you fit the pole inserts into the pole sections? Did...
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