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Old 19 April 2008, 14:27   #1
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Valiant 490 Tent ?

I was having a bit of the day dream today and wondered if anyone had heard of a manufacturer of a tend that could be attached to a rib

Failing that, some form of sun screen
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Old 19 April 2008, 16:02   #2
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Jon,

One of the west of scotland guys camps on his humber - I think its alystra? I think its a modified tarpaulin he uses... {edit - found the link}

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=23129

There was a thread here a few months ago which the guys over the pond started about a sort of fabric wheelhouse.

{edit found the link, oh and another}

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=22360

or this one:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=22370

There is a brief mention of a new bow tent from lodestar(?) in the latest issue of Rib Int. But when I checked there UK website nothing there - although there were pictures on some other sites.

{edit: found a link: http://www.lodestardirect.co.uk/erol.html#866X655)

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Old 19 April 2008, 18:03   #3
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I was having a bit of the day dream today and wondered if anyone had heard of a manufacturer of a tend that could be attached to a rib

Failing that, some form of sun screen
Polwart's correct. It is I. Just fitted the additional hoop forward and plucking up courage to cut holes in the tent for the windows. Decided on oval portholes to give it some class, 'cos i reckon it needs all the help it can get.
It'll be a real home from home then.

"Failing that, some form of sun screen " - It'll not be Argyll you'll be coming to then?
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Jon,

One of the west of scotland guys camps on his humber - I think its alystra? I think its a modified tarpaulin he uses... {edit - found the link}

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=23129

There was a thread here a few months ago which the guys over the pond started about a sort of fabric wheelhouse.

{edit found the link, oh and another}

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=22360

or this one:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=22370

There is a brief mention of a new bow tent from lodestar(?) in the latest issue of Rib Int. But when I checked there UK website nothing there - although there were pictures on some other sites.

{edit: found a link: http://www.lodestardirect.co.uk/erol.html#866X655)

HTH.
Great

Theone picture shows exactly what I wanted
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Old 20 April 2008, 05:13   #5
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Alystra - how long does it take you to build the tent each time?
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Alystra - how long does it take you to build the tent each time?
Oh! you mean deploy it? (Dontcha just lurrv American)

Well, when I anchor for the night I usually have to pump up my dinghy. Then I erect the tent. I'm usually all finished after 20 minutes, so I guess it takes 10-15 minutes to get it sorted - from open boat to cosy home.

It's stowed by rolling up the sides to the middle. The resulting 'sausage', held with rope ties, is then rolled from aft to forrard like a catherine wheel, squashed and stowed in a heavy duty bin liner.

To put it up I make it fast to the bow and A frame aft, release the ties and unroll down each side - after I've fitted the hoops of course.
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Oh! you mean deploy it? (Dontcha just lurrv American)

Well, when I anchor for the night I usually have to pump up my dinghy. Then I erect the tent. I'm usually all finished after 20 minutes, so I guess it takes 10-15 minutes to get it sorted - from open boat to cosy home.

It's stowed by rolling up the sides to the middle. The resulting 'sausage', held with rope ties, is then rolled from aft to forrard like a catherine wheel, squashed and stowed in a heavy duty bin liner.

To put it up I make it fast to the bow and A frame aft, release the ties and unroll down each side - after I've fitted the hoops of course.

Just so I am clear which tent did you go for ?
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Erm! It's the 'tarpaulin special' which is pictured post 6 on thread
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=23129

Really wasn't too difficult to make. Took three easy days, most of which was thinking time. It's not pretty, but it works and I've got full standing headroom. It means I can stay in the beautiful anchorages while others, who may snigger quietly among themselves, have to go home for the night. I usually have the places to myself too - I think it frightens the yachts away. :-) This season it will have tasteful oval windows, I've just made them and may stick them on today.
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Erm! It's the 'tarpaulin special' which is pictured post 6 on thread
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=23129

Really wasn't too difficult to make. Took three easy days, most of which was thinking time. It's not pretty, but it works and I've got full standing headroom. It means I can stay in the beautiful anchorages while others, who may snigger quietly among themselves, have to go home for the night. I usually have the places to myself too - I think it frightens the yachts away. :-) This season it will have tasteful oval windows, I've just made them and may stick them on today.
How very elegant!

Once you have the windows perhaps a verandah?
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How very elegant!

Once you have the windows perhaps a verandah?
Ah! Yes. Thank you. I'm pleased to see you appreciate the finer points of design aesthetics.
The veranda's sorted, just make the dinghy (see pic) fast right alongside the sitting room. It does lack some shade at the moment. Perhaps I'll make a 'bimini' for it. Then it'll be just the place to enjoy tiffin.
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