Sunday, March 4, 2018

Fly for small tent (part 2)

Based on a guy line test fit, guying at the corners is mostly sufficient.

However, the long sides have a tendency to touch the side of the tent.  Adding guys at the middle of each of the long sides seems to resolve this issue.  The only subtlety is the door; the guy line should attach to the left side of the door zipper (when facing the tent) since I'm right-handed.

Parts needed
  • 6 stakes
  • 6 guy lines each about 2 feet long
  • 4 corner attachments
  • 2 side attachments for the long sides
  • zipper pull
The top of the tent -- where all the seams come together -- is something of a mess.  To fix that, I sewed a rectangular patch at the top.

The six guy point attachments are made from siezed loops of 1/8" braided nylon cord.

These loops are sewn directly into the corners...

... the middle of the back ...

... and the left side of the zipper.

The zipper pull is a bit short, so I added a lanyard.  The lanyard starts as 2 feet of 1/8" nylon cord.

Here is the completed lanyard, which is tied directly onto the zipper pull.

Finally, I added guy lines and set the tent up.  Once up, I sealed the seams!

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