Home Depot Mason Line Help
I picked up some of the braided neon yellow mason line from Home Depot and have been playing with it a bit with my OES Spinn Deluxe and I have a few questions.
What knots are you using for the guyline? I usually will anchor the cord to the ring with a figure 8 and a slippery half-hitch to the stake, but with this mason line it is so slick that I can never get the slippery half-hitch to hold taught.
For the ridgeline I will use a a truckers hitch on one side to bring the ridgeline taught however once again I can't seem to get this mason line to keep taught, it seems like there isn't enough friction?
The other question I had on it is that it doesn't have a load limit anywhere on the package and seems relatively weak. I have in the past used cord with a 100-200lb breaking limit. How strong should cord be for a tarp? They have a warning on the package of the mason line to not use it with anything that will airplane and lately with the wind that is a definite possibly with the tarp.