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#187750 - 11/18/14 03:12 PM Hoop Skirt Boning for Tent Poles
Cowgirl007 Offline
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Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 3
I had this idea of making a light tent with hoop skirt boning for the poles. Seemed like a good idea and only 1 ounce for 3 feet. Why not? Searched the forums and couldn't find any info so I figured maybe I'm the only person who thought of this.

Well, I had to find out the hard way, it's too weak, even for a less than 80" small arch. Thought I'd share.

I was able to make the tent functional by doubling the boning in the large arch, using 2 tie outs and installing an internal cross brace but it put the total with 8 tent stakes at 24.9 ounces.

[img]http://tinypic.com/r/206mo09/8[/img]

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#187789 - 11/22/14 02:11 PM Re: Hoop Skirt Boning for Tent Poles [Re: Cowgirl007]
CamperMom Offline
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Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 1201
Loc: Eastern MA, USA
Nothing ventured, etc. Thanks for taking one for the team, so to speak. Experimentation is how we learn.

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