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Shade Sails , howto alter,make and install
Hello Taleya ,If you are buying ready mades , or making your own with the tape in the hem , you wont get much stretch maybe 5 centimetres max ,the tape stops stretch , but over a long distance like 6 metres thats probably the safe maximum to go, think about subdividing the area, but its best to hang your sails and leave them for a few days for the sun to soften them , you can always err on the smaller side, and use a bigger turnbuckle.I live on a very windy island , where the wind springs up in a moment , so I have to wind up the turnbuckles with a screwdriver , and the canopy then is drum tight.I found too that the smaller sizes of turnbuckle would tend to undo , if the canopy has the least bit of free movement, the wind shocks the fitting , so next year I will get some locknuts to lock up the buckle , so it cannot get loose.That way the sails then stay up from spring until the fall
How do you calculate the total size of the shade relative to the area you want shaded? I've seen estimates up to 10cm undersizing to allow for stretch
Tried towing the Titan on the back of my Jeep on a rough stone road, was very top heavy....needed a second person to stand at the back and ride shotgun...the wheel base needs widening , (which I made adjustable ,using a tube within a tube for the axle).Have not yet tried to tow mine to friends,as I am getting attached to it ,lots of garden to mulch up !!
Nice. This looks suitable to add to the back of my tractor. Thanks.
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