Jan 20, 2007 at 1:06 pm #1221325
@mikeyLocale: new england
Hey everyone, i know there are a couple of people out there with spinnaker cloth flooring on thier bivies. how are they holding up durability wise? i just got a few yards from Mike Maurer (im really impressed on how light it is) the question is, is it TO light? think it would last 4 months of nightly use?
mike!Jan 20, 2007 at 3:36 pm #1375011
Spin is not nearly as abrasion resistant … you'd have to carry a groundcloth as well to make it 4 months … Silnylon would last a lot better.Jan 20, 2007 at 6:31 pm #1375019
Ron BellBPL Member
Another way to look at the light bivy bottoms longevity, either silnylon or the silicon spinnnakers, is that they are easy to user patch for a pretty long service life. If you get a small abrasion area or puncture/rip, justs cut an oversize patch or any sil material with rounded edges and use McNett Silnet to stick it on. This is also a good way to build up reinforcement areas in the light spinnakers.Jan 21, 2007 at 7:35 am #1375067
@need2boatLocale: North East
If you can spend the extra money I would look at cubin fiber. There are a few places selling it now and from what I've read you can also buy it direct but I think you need to buy a larger amount.
The thing I've found with Cubin is the two places I've gotten it from Quest fittters sells a VERY light weight version that is strong but really thin. I would not want to use this. Dave at OWARE however sells a slightly heavier weight that he uses for Bivy sacks that I've used and hold up well. It's worth taking a look at his bivy on the site. It's a nice design and I think he makes some of the stuff for these guys a BPL.
I find working with it that due to it's slight stiffness and weight needle holes are an issue somewhat like dealing with sil nyl. I find it you can roll the edge once where you think it will stress you'll do better.
Also sealing it Dave told me to use Aquaseal rather then sil net as it sticks better.
Both of the places I list sell it for around 23.00 a yard. Dave sells some scraps that are worth buying to test sew with.
Good LuckJan 21, 2007 at 10:16 am #1375092Jan 28, 2007 at 8:58 am #1376073
@jmcmichenLocale: Maine, DownEast Coast
Joe, sorry for my ignorance but what is OWARE? I'd love to find places to buy these fabrics online – both cubin fiber and pertex actually. Any links or google-able business names greatly appreciated!Jan 28, 2007 at 9:13 am #1376076Jan 28, 2007 at 9:39 am #1376083
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