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Options
Ryan, I think hook and loop is an attractive option. I've considered looking for stuff like you describe. I know there is very strong hook and loop, although I've read that durability is ne...

In Make Your Own Gear » Zipper alternative
August 15, 8:52pm

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David, I'm happy to attempt to explain my somewhat half-baked idea for this packraft project, but I don't understand how stitching is an alternative to a zipper, in any application. Mayb...

In Make Your Own Gear » Zipper alternative
August 15, 6:26pm

Magnets
Bradley, I thought of magnets, too. I like the idea for the sleek simplicity of the design, but for a structural fastener on a boat, I think I would need magnets about ten times stronger than yours...

In Make Your Own Gear » Zipper alternative
August 15, 5:54pm

Buttons
It also occurred to me that I could use a series of Mandarin-style "frog buttons", where each one is essentially a nacrabiner/soft shackle, like this: Has anyone attempted to use u...

In Make Your Own Gear » Zipper alternative
August 15, 5:07pm

Zipper alternative
I'm working on an MYOG packraft, and I need some kind of strong fastener to hold two long edges of fabric together. Coil zippers, snaps, and hook and loop are not strong enough. So I purchased ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Zipper alternative
August 15, 4:38pm

Thanks
Thanks for that clarification, Marc.

In Make Your Own Gear » wtb: valve for the short half of my cut neoair
August 14, 6:57pm

Crossflyte
Whoa...I just noticed the caption in that photo. The boat weighs 11 ounces? I don't want to drive this thread off topic, but I would love to know how the boat achieves that weight (ie, is it a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » wtb: valve for the short half of my cut neoair
August 14, 12:31pm

Valve
Marc, I would be interested in buying 4-5 of your TPU valves. I'll send you a PM. Also, the panel/seam design of that boat in the facebook photo in the link you posted is clever. I've ne...

In Make Your Own Gear » wtb: valve for the short half of my cut neoair
August 14, 12:19pm

Part
"this is just the male adapter. anyone know where i can get a full replacement valve?" There is a female component? I don't have a thermarest pad to look at, by my understanding wa...

In Make Your Own Gear » wtb: valve for the short half of my cut neoair
August 13, 1:10pm

Spinnaker
My understanding is the same as Ken's. Actual spinnaker fabrics for sailing can be nylon, polyester, or PEN with silicone, urethane, melamine, or polycarbonate coatings. But the stuff that has ...

In GEAR » Spinnaker???
August 12, 10:36pm

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