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Message posted by kaz3305/7/2009 at 8:12am
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Hi everyone

We recently purchased a Cabanon Antigua which we love and christened last weekend. However somehow we managed to produce a small tear - how do we mend it?

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Message posted by Valk_scot05/7/2009 at 8:19am
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Where is the tear? Roof? Side wall? Seam? Near a pegging point??

Message posted by kaz3305/7/2009 at 8:32am
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roof, there is a access hole where the roof steel pokes through. It has ripped to the right of that - about two or three inches

Think hubbie managed to rip it with over enthusastic tent taking down

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Message posted by Valk_scot05/7/2009 at 9:16am
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Urgh. That's not a good place to have a rip, given the amount of stress pole holes take in a canvas tent. I personally wouldn't even attempt a DIY job on that sort of hole...apart from anything else, you couldn't get a domestic sewing machine anywhere near it. It will need patched, sewn and properly reinforced. Have you a sailmaker or tent repair specialist anywhere near you? Your local camping shop or caravan dealer might be able to tell you if you rang them up.

 


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Message posted by PigletandTigger05/7/2009 at 9:45am
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I'm confused, the main poles don't poke through on the roof of a Cabanon, do you mean the hole that the stub canopy poles go through, so on the front of the tent?   

That's quite easy to pull if you don't pull the canvas over the pole end?

If it's just the canvas around the stub canopy poles I'd probably get a decent needle and have a go at stitching it, alternatively as Val suggests find a sailmaker or similar.

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Message posted by sunvalleysue05/7/2009 at 10:24am
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Try a company like this one.

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Message posted by mantrachant05/7/2009 at 8:24pm
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Quote: Originally posted by PigletandTigger on 05/7/2009
I'm confused, the main poles don't poke through on the roof of a Cabanon, do you mean the hole that the stub canopy poles go through, so on the front of the tent?   

That's quite easy to pull if you don't pull the canvas over the pole end?

If it's just the canvas around the stub canopy poles I'd probably get a decent needle and have a go at stitching it, alternatively as Val suggests find a sailmaker or similar.



You'll certainly not be calling on me to help with any sewing ! (What's a decent needle by the way, I thought all needles were the same Piglet but that's how limited my knowledge is!

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