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Winter rigging project.

 


piisfish

Nov 8, 2010, 1:35 PM
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I have AT least the whole winter for this rigging project. A PD Storm 190 with 5 jumps on it...
Got chopped and landed in a river.

After a quick initial inspection, over 30 holes between top and bottom skin, smallest is pencil-hole sized, biggest is open-hand sized. Plus there is some pretty heavy work on some crossports.

I am aware that in time and material, a new canopy would be cheaper, but I need to keep my sewing skills up to date Smile.
Don't know how long it will take, but according to my "free time", it will be LONG.

I still want to give this canopy a 6th jump. She deserves it. She is too young to be deconstructed for parts.

Attached is a bad representation of the holes (also i accidentally inverted top skin and bottom skin on the lower drawings)
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Deyan  (D 322)

Nov 8, 2010, 1:50 PM
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It seems that you have to open some loaded ribsCrazy.
Trust me,will be fun closing themWink And remember,when you really want to kill the sewing machine,don't. It was your fault becoming a riggerTongue

Good luck and have fun

Blue skies


JohnRich  (D License)

Nov 8, 2010, 2:39 PM
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Hvance

Nov 8, 2010, 2:39 PM
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Sounds like that will not be fun.. Good luck!


piisfish

Nov 8, 2010, 2:42 PM
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it's the first time I feel I could be sewing and smoking a cigarette at the same time with no added risk for the canopy Unsure

dang that's gonna be a lot of work. Lots of experience for me SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Specially that ZP which I find so difficult, so it will make me BETTER Smile

Now will I use the Rags method or the HELLRAISER method ? LaughLaugh


piisfish

Nov 8, 2010, 2:49 PM
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sorry John, I can open it.. Will try and post photos of the canopy later, now it's around midnight so i'll try to go to bed before i Freddy Kruger the canopy Laugh


Premier LouDiamond  (D 25931)
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Nov 8, 2010, 3:00 PM
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You are definitely a masochist.Smile Better you than me is all I can say.Tongue






pchapman  (D 1014)

Nov 8, 2010, 5:01 PM
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Quite the project.

One area of questions though -- what's the source of the holes? CRW burns, mechanical abrasion from churning around on a river bank, UV damage? The rest of the canopy is passing pull tests?

I wouldn't want to do all that work just to find that all the other fabric is starting to fall apart.


piisfish

Nov 8, 2010, 10:27 PM
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holes are due to branches


parachutist  (D 25468)

Nov 9, 2010, 2:11 AM
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holes are due to branches

Just order a few rolls of ripstop tape & you'll be set!


erdnarob  (D 364)

Nov 9, 2010, 10:22 AM
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Excellent project. I just hope there is not too many holes near a stitch. What kind of damage do you have on cross ports ?
I too have a winter project. I have 7 AAD cutters (obsolete) waiting to be tested to cut different type of cord, cable, line... Good luckWink


firemedic  (D 29776)

Nov 9, 2010, 10:23 AM
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Sounds like a lot of work with no guarantee of a serviceable canopy, but, If I were wanting to work on major repair skills this would definitely qualify. I'd go for it. I'd only suggest one thing. When and if you do put a jump on it. Jump it in a Tersh rig. You just can't know how its going to fly.


piisfish

Nov 9, 2010, 11:54 AM
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a couple of crossports have small damage, 1 is badly damaged.
This will be my Patch-Like-A-Pro training.
plus there are so many holes in there, I might share the work with other local riggers who need/want some training, and with the owner too who has impressive sewing skills (mostly on his BASE gear)


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Premier LouDiamond  (D 25931)
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Nov 9, 2010, 11:59 AM
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a couple of crossports have small damage, 1 is badly damaged.
This will be my Patch-Like-A-Pro training.
plus there are so many holes in there, I might share the work with other local riggers who need/want some training, and with the owner too who has impressive sewing skills (mostly on his BASE gear)


I knew you looked way too happy sitting behind that sewing machine at Sandy's place. Smile



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