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Brendan Swihart
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
cuben (vs grosgrain) tarp tieouts? on 04/02/2011 19:29:33 MDT Print View

I've done some archive searching but haven't come across anything, but has anyone used strips of cuben as tieouts? I'm planning on making a cuben flat tarp soon (taped seams, probably .51 oz/yd) and I'm wondering if i could use a folded strip (bonded with tape) for tieouts and what the best attachment method would be. Could they be taped to the tarp to avoid sewing? would this be any better than a well designed/reinforced grosgrain tieout that is sewn?

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: cuben (vs grosgrain) tarp tieouts? on 04/02/2011 22:12:04 MDT Print View

Fwiw, a company is selling a couple prototype cuben tarps here that were made with taped cuben tieouts. Their production versions have more traditional looking tieouts.

Joshua Gray
(coastalhiker) - MLife
Re: cuben (vs grosgrain) tarp tieouts? on 04/03/2011 03:54:07 MDT Print View

I believe Dan Durston made a rainfly for his quarterdome out of cuben and did cuben tie outs to linelocs. Would have to do a search.

Jason Delso
(zencarver) - MLife

Locale: DFW
cuben/lineloc on 04/03/2011 10:09:57 MDT Print View

Found Dan's thread: Cuben Tent Fly

Brendan Swihart
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
cuben (vs grosgrain) tarp tieouts? on 04/03/2011 18:44:13 MDT Print View

awesome, thanks for the link.

Brendan Swihart
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
how much hysol for a tarp? on 04/03/2011 18:55:36 MDT Print View

a little off topic, but in the interest of not starting a new thread, if I decide to use Hysol U-09lv rather than tape, how much hysol should I order for an 8x10 tarp?