I am testing a continuous ridgeline with 1/8" amsteel.
Tarp is attached to the ridgeline using 8" long cord/prussic knots and small toggles.
To increase the tarps snow load I have the ridgeline under the tarp.
Here are a few shots.
It's been snowing for about 6 hours and there is 3" of snow on the ground.
Snow load on the tarp is about 1.25"
There is quite a bit of sag. I believe the prussic knots are slipping.
After knocking all the snow off I was able to re-tension the tarp and the prussic moved about 5"
Once the snow was cleared. All corner stakeout lines had to be re tensioned by 5-6".
Not sure what to try next since this was the strongest setup I could think of.
I could tie straight from tarps D ring to tree with no ridgeline however I am worried the tarp could fail.
It's better to have a sagging tarp than torn tarp.
Anyone have other suggestions I might try?