Fixing Eureka! tents
Charlie Thorpe (charlie2@RO.COM)
Sun, 7 Apr 1996 07:57:15 -0600
Mark Wilbur said:
>also permanently attached the plastic tinker-toy to the tops of the
>tent by drilling two holes and making a loop with parachute chord.
>(The tinker-toy is the expensive plastic gizmo that connects the
>poles together at the top).
Good idea! We have seen that done with shock cord also.
I have made new tinker-toys out of cpvc pipe and a hand drill....I wound up
whittling one out of an oak branch at the '89 Jamboree ("Honest Mr. Thorpe,
we really did put it in the bag at the end of the training weekend...")
We keep a couple of spare tinker-toys in our tent maint kit (along with a
bull-durham bag of zipper pulls <g>).
I wonder if anyone has a solution for the tendency of the extender poles
(short lengths that extend the ridge pole beyond the tinker-toys) to wallow
out at their base over the years. I would think that a compression tool of
some type (cable connectors?) could resize the base so that it fits tightly
again. Has anyone done such a thing?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City