Alan Bellis wrote (see)
Very quick response, and on a Sunday!Three options.... 90gsm PU (my standard groundsheet fabric) - £35 approx 300g 80gsm Silnylon - £35 approx 240g Chikara nylon - £50 approx 120g All with corner loops for attaching to pegging points.
Very quick response, and on a Sunday!
restless wrote (see)
Mine weighs 0g
That must cost a fortune
I'd like to hear from the Scarp 2 man what he thinks of it in action; I recall BPL said it might catch a fair bit of wind, but if it as taut as the 1? I imagine it is huge; not that I need a big tent - already got a BA Copper Spur 3..
My mate bought a Scarp 2 after seeing my Scarp. i've never seen it yet but he used it through last winter in the Cairngorms, NW highlands. He didnt mention any issues with it catching the wind, only thing i recall is him talking about the massive amount of interior space for 2 people. He uses it as a solo tent in winter...the weight still means this is reasonable option for a one man tent (not sure if i'd want to solo in a tent that big mind).
I'll ask his opinons tomorrow, i'm expecting to see it over the next few months.
Jeff, have you got Advanced WYSIWYG Editor enabled in your forum settings in your profile?
if you have, it's your browser (or rather OM not set up for it!)
Mole wrote (see)
Jeff, have you got Advanced WYSIWYG Editor enabled in your forum settings in your profile?if you have, it's your browser (or rather OM not set up for it!)
Now using Camino as from a bit of research OM does not like Safari (and I refuse to use Firefox)
Stephen wrote (see)
Great to hear Jeff that the LC is still going stong
It still gets used for the odd fast'n'light trip out
Scarp relevant thread here -I've had lineloc issues
Sounds like you had a hard time of it, well doen for sorting out a solution in situ.
Do you think it was buffeting that caused the issue, also any idea of the wind speed?
I normally, if possible change OE guy tighteners to Clamcleat ones the Mole shows in post on Hyperlink.
I've never had them loosen, no matter the weather/wind. IIRC where designed to be used for rigging on yachts. Not that dear either.
At last I used mine for the first time last night, I took a chance that me and the Mrs would fit in...and we did, just enough room for 2 mats (Neo-air and pro light) next to each other, they were pushing the side panels out a bit below the doors.
Everything worked well inc. the mods I did...but it was perfect weather
No zip pulls. Easy to make yourself.
The Scarps have 12 zip sliders so 12 zip pulls are required. Whatever type we could come with, many would change it to their "favourite " type . (IE : I have saved 2.35 g by...)
I make my own by dipping cheap (and highly visible) mason line into a very runny mix of silicone and mineral spirit. That is from the leftover of my seam sealing efforts.
You end up with a still very light but waterproof and rubbery bit of string.[/quote]
How about cutting of the metal pullers altogether with wire-cutters & just having your cord pulls? Saves a few more grams & stops the zips jangling when the wind get's up. I've done this on an expedition tent - rock solid in a gale but zip-jangle keeps me awake!
Had this eamil from Sean at OookWorks yesterday:-
"Since I quoted you this I’ve also ordered a quantity of black 30D silnylon from the US – same as on the Scarp floors. It’s impossible to get in Europe which is why I’ve never offered it before. I could do the protector from that for £40 inc shipping if you’re interested? I’m expecting it to arrive this week."
Sounds good Alan,
Both Huskyman and me will be using our Scarp 1's at the OM Meet in Southern Ireland this weekend.
Not having used my Scarp, apart from a 'test pitch' in garden, I'll wait and let Stephen show/explain the "mods". Then can see if I want to use some/all of them.
At the moment the only "mods" I will do are extra guys from centre pole, either middle or corner back of tent.
I'll take guys and extra pegs with me and see what I think is best.
Pitched my Scarp flysheet on friday night in 60mph gusts, tent held well once I stuck on a bucket load of extra guys
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