This is awesome!
This is awesome!
somehow I missed your post way back when
I made cat-cut asym tarps for my girls from 8x10 blue poly tarps similar to my Blue Cat. I didn't make the cat cuts very deep to avoid losing coverage. I also made myself a 9x9 tyvek tarp to play with different construction methods. The coverage between the two is slightly different but probably not significant.
I will say that I haven't has much luck with tapes of any sort (tyvek tape or other) unless the tarp suspension is run under the tarp, which sorts defeats the purpose unless your tarp is just for shade). Pebble and string method for attaching tie-outs and suspension connections is a much better way to go.
Went to get the lightweight blue poly tarp from REI and they were out. I found a Quarter Dome T3 Plus Footprint that was on sale for under $25. It is just the right size on the diagonal for my son's Grand Trunk UL, and it only weighs about 13 oz. Is is not as nice as my WL Tad Pole, but it is just about perfect for my son.
My daughter wants to use my heavier Kelty Noah's 12.
Looks like the Blue Poly Cat Cut wont be happening for me.
You'll have to research the tent sizes and footprint materials so you are not pursuing a 4lb rubberized canvas floor, but that research is not difficult.
Im looking into making something like this.Thanks for the concise writeup. Why did you sew two sheets together?
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Brian is right on the money. Seems that most tarps have a one side a different color from the other. No idea why...
Thanks for clearing that up. I have a brown one that is silver on the other side.
I used these instructions as a template for a tarp made from a "10x12" tarp. Worked great, took about 4 hours to cut and sew.