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Wetting the sails down helps hold more wind by closing the gaps and making the sails stand flatter. Now the sails had to be kept wet, for a wet sail holds more of the wind than a dry one. Water had to be hoisted up from the sea to the towering height of Constitution's yards and spilled down the sails. Even in the humidity that prevailed — the humidity ...


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Is camping to you about the campsite or the outdoor activities? You've addressed the significant points, but I think the issue can be reduced to two factors: Time required to set up and take down Physical size Canvas will generally lose both due to the added bulk. So why use a canvas tent? As anyone familiar knows, they're amazing when you're inside them. ...


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There are no similar issues with sailing ships. Sails are never designed to fit tightly within any kind of frame. To be effective they must be able to change shape and position, something that is done with lines (called sheets). Most sails are fastened to solid objects only on one or two sides (occasionally three) but in all cases those solid objects can ...


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They are treated with chemicals to be fire retardent. Fire retardant canvas tarps are treated with substances that lessen flammability. They are not exactly resistant to flames. When fire comes in contact with these tarps, they can delay or stop its spread. Fire retardant canvas tarps are nature friendly. They produce less waste material because they are ...


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If I was going to do this, I would use a Speedy Stitcher or similar tool, to stitch the loop to the tent and then cover the stitches with a canvas seam sealer. I wouldn't trust glue as there is going to be a lot of pull on the loop tag (the whole point of adding the loop tag is to be able to exert pull on the tent) but stitches should hold it in place. ...


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The main thing is that the outer guy-line needs to pull in a direction which pulls the top of the hoop outward effectively. Extending the guy-line in the picture farther away from the tent and closer to a horizontal angle is not an effective way to get more outward pull at the top of the hoop, surprisingly. It will pull the sides of the hoop somewhat, but to ...


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Buy pure clove oil from a health food store. It comes in small, brown glass bottles of 10-20 ml or so. Add the whole contents to a half litre spray bottle of cleaning liquid, ie detergent. Shake vigorously and spray around the interior. I have used this in damp storage containers and the smell disappears in minutes. I have to repeat it if the container gets ...


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The problem with using a a stove inside a tent that is not designed for one, is that it will lack the fire retardation treatment on the canvas, and therefore be more liable to catch on fire. A: These tents are not fire retardant and should you choose to install a stove Jack somebody could be seriously injured. I guess we care about people. That's what's ...


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If you are staying in one place for a long period then use a canvas, if it only involves short stay at various sites for example take something easier to put up and pack down


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