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Colleen Clemens
(tarbubble) - F

Locale: dirtville, CA
best price on spinnaker? plus spinnaker question on 04/25/2007 19:01:03 MDT Print View

considering using spinnaker for the upcoming family tipi project, and unfortunately i'll need quite a few yards. i may sew one from cheap silnylon first, then decide if i want to spring for the spinnaker. any secret tips on where i can get spinnaker at a good price?

also, for those of you who have worked with spinnaker, i have a question about its weaknesses. the way i will be sewing the tipi (titanium-goat style), the seam with most of the stress placed on it will be sewn so that the stress is pulling perpendicularly away from the selvage edge of the fabric (although there will be spots where the stress will pull parallel to the selvage edge as well). does spinnaker have any shortcomings in applying stress in any particular dimension?

thank you for any and all info.

Mike Maurer
(maurer) - F - M

Locale: Oregon
Re: best price on spinnaker? plus spinnaker question on 05/22/2007 19:12:46 MDT Print View

Colleen,

I might be able to help you out. email me at maurer at earthlink dot net and I'll explain.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
best price on spinnaker? plus spinnaker question on 05/22/2007 21:57:58 MDT Print View

I got a bunch of spinnaker from Mike a few months ago and it's working out well in a tarp project. You won't be able to beat his price anywhere so if he has enough, go for it.

I haven't set up my tarp yet so I can't comment on its strengths and weaknesses but I will comment on the use of seam-sealer for both its waterproofing as well as strengthening capabilities.