i have been entertaining the idea of making a tarp using the silnylon formula posted on here. My thought were instead of sewing it after impregnation was to sew the tarp and then dip it any thoughts on problems I would have with this.
That looks real nice mad777. What's the dimensions? Did you have to sew a ridge seam? That's not a cat cut ridge is it?
Life is hard? Compared to what?
There is no ridgeline and the edges are a true catenary cut at 3/4" per foot. The edges are rolled twice and sewn. The corners at the ridgeline started out at 90* before the cat cuts.
The corner re-enforcements are double layer silnylon (3 layers incl tarp) with 3/4" wide grosgain running 4" away from the corners. The tie-out loops are grosgain. Only corners are seamed sealed (top & bottom) for added strength.
The two tie-outs on one side and one ridgeline tie-out have a 10" long piece of 1/8" shock cord loop as an auto-tensioner. There are two figure 9's, one on each end of the ridgeline. The guylines are permanently attached 1.75mm Zing-It. A small prusik loop connects the shock cord to the guyline for adjustment.
It all fits into a 4"x4"x4" stuff sack made from the same material. Total weight including guylines, tensioners, figure 9's and stuff sack is 7.5 ounces.
I wouldn't change a single thing about it.
Last edited by MAD777; 12-31-2010 at 06:23.
Cold Butt Stephen - love the name. Sorry to hear your having problems with your tarp. I used lots of pins and went slowly. Hope your project ends on a positive note.
I like big hammocks - I cannot like.