Originally Posted by Polwart
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.