I'm looking for the lightest cord available that will hold the forces of a tarp in the wind. I'm leaning towards LashIt, but at 1.7mm, I'm thinking there must be something smaller, and therefore, lighter.
I found some links to chinese manufacturers offing Dyneema type UHMWPE line in sizes down to 0.1mm, but I can't find anyone selling retail. I'm willing to buy an entire spool of whatever I find, I'm just having a real hard time finding something.
I want it as light as possible. It only needs to be strong enough for a tarp ridge and/or tie out, but I don't know what strength rating I should be looking for. I couldn't figure out what strength I need either. I started doing a free body diagram, but I think I started making the math too complex. The number I did come up with was way too high (as in higher than what lashit could do), so I am doing it wrong. :P
I will be using this cord in a way that it will be coming from the tarp and attached to the same cord as the tie out, ie the tarp's tie out is made of this cord. I'll probably just larks head 2 loops together. If the recommended cord does not handle knots well, I don't mind splicing.
If it was reflective too, that would be awesome, but I'm not counting on that.
Anyone have a recommendation?
Thanks in advance.