It may not be rocket science, but it's still science.
If you are looking for infinite adjustability, splice both ends of your guyline to make dead eyes. Tie a small piece of accessory cordage (any cordage with a smaller girth than your actual guy line) to the tieout on the tarp and prussik the accessory cord to the guy line. You can now move the entire length of guyline up and down to achieve the infinite adjustability you mentioned.
Splicability is a good option IMO. I put locked brummels on all the stake ends and buried the tarp end with continuous loops prussic onto that end. I just larksheaded the cintinuous loop on the tie outs. Talk about neat and tidy. I dig it. My two cents ifn ya wanna try it.
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Z-line spectra cord from Z packs.
1.25mm -.55oz/50ft = 1.10oz/100ft
1.5mm - .88oz/50ft = 1.76oz/100ft
Looks like the 1.25mm is the winner, but I believe its braided but sheathed so splicing wouldn't be an option. I wonder how it does with tangling? Dynaglide being a close 2nd to my knowledge isn't bad with tangling, splices great, and is very strong.
for the record, I got some braided mason line from HD today. I'll be making up rig similar to Grizz's youtube vid in this thread in the coming days. If it ever stops raining, I might get to try it out in the field...
I'm not trying to hijack--in fact I think this is something you should consider before buying the lines. I am about to disassemble my setup and just use a marlin hitch on the stake or even use ATTroll's method, which could be used with Speer No Tangle very well, and simply, IMO.
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I do believe that is Zing-It on Zing-It in the video. You can get by with the same size diameter (smaller is better). I haven't used Dyneema on Dyneema but I have used 2 mm on 2mm accessory rope with pretty good success.
Once you have the adjuster down. Add some tensioners and you'll really be cooking. I use these - the best guyout setup for me (3rd post down). Tell us what you end up with.
Last edited by Tendertoe; 02-13-2011 at 12:48.