I'm gonna track those canvas ladies down and give them a hug. The new tent was a huge success! Worked better than I could have imagined.
We had three nights with some pretty heavy showers. Above you see the tent hanging from the boom during a lull in the rainfall in Belhaven.
The unexpected benefit of the design was excellent air flow while keeping out the rain. Here you can see the openings at the forward end of the tent with the vent areas around the mast and forward of the coamings. Sure, a little rain came down the mast and into Spartina but hardly enough to notice.
And of course that is me, tracking down a radio station while sitting in comfort under the tent. I'm not a big fan of rain, but I'll tell you it is really wonderful to sleep inside a dry, warm sleeping bag while listening to the rain fall outside. The tent was worth every dime I spent.