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Dennis Park
(dpark) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Gatewood Cape mod on 04/22/2012 11:31:29 MDT Print View

What is the best way to afix mesh to the bottom of a Gatewood to essentially make a Wild Oasis? A bonus would be if it could removable to accommodate trips that are heavy/light on buglife.

Kristofer McKenna

Locale: North Texas
Purely speculation on 04/23/2012 13:27:25 MDT Print View

Here's something off the top of my head lol.

You sew up a skirt of the noseeum mesh, with elastic around the edge. The idea is you thread it through the guy tie outs of the Gatewood, and pull tight to seal around the perimeter (you'd have to tie off the bundle you're left with somehow, to keep it taut).

This way your Gatewood still weighs the same when you don't need the skirt.

Velcro would be quick and easy, but probably heavier? I don't know the weight difference between elastic and velcro off the top of my head. But half of the velcro is going to permanently be attached to your cape.

Maybe this is totally wack, but maybe it will give someone else an idea to chime in with, too.

Another thought is to sew in little loops on the inside to 'hang' the skirt from.

Edited by KryoShift on 04/23/2012 13:28:19 MDT.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Purely speculation on 04/23/2012 16:45:23 MDT Print View

See it on with a light thread and a really long stitch and just pop the stitch when you want it off. Way lighter than any other option that will seal good


Hugh Teegan
(hteegan) - MLife
I used velcro a few years ago.... on 04/24/2012 01:40:49 MDT Print View

Bugproofing a Gatewood Cape.

There is probably a lighter way to do it now.

Edited by hteegan on 04/24/2012 01:42:05 MDT.

Kristofer McKenna

Locale: North Texas
Re: Re: Purely speculation on 04/24/2012 10:04:15 MDT Print View


yeah, or that lol. Thread is cheap, too. And it's simple >.>

Edited by KryoShift on 04/24/2012 12:42:10 MDT.