Don Silsbe Posted January 27, 2018 Report Share Posted January 27, 2018 I’m working on a boom tent for this year’s coastal cruising adventures. I’m using the blue tarp to chase down some concepts, and to use for a sewing pattern. I have some treated nylon for the final product. A separate fly will cover the bow. This first iteration is in keeping with the way I’ve rigged the entire boat— the KISS method. I have plans to make a little sun/rain fly for aft of the mizzen. But if it is nasty, and I just want a sleep shelter, I wanted something quick and easy (like the women I never dated). John Bell shared an interesting fact. He said that when he had a similar design, the boat wanted to sail off her anchor. The solution was a tent that went clear to the stern. I'm glad I heard of this before committing my nylon to the sewing machine! As a solution, do you think a white poly tarp trysail lashed to the mizzen might solve the problem? I would love to see photos of others' tents. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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