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    Pu costs less, weighs more, doesn't stretch, and is waterproof (does not "mist" in heavy rain.). Some have experienced failure of the pu coating over time (years.)
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    so basically what your saying is pu is better in everyway that i can see except its heavier and over a LONG time the coating can wear off what about patching or fixing it vs silnylon

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTurtle View Post
    so basically what your saying is pu is better in everyway that i can see except its heavier and over a LONG time the coating can wear off what about patching or fixing it vs silnylon
    That's my opinion...others may differ.

    The failures of pu that I have seen involved large areas of delamination...repairs would have been problematic. Some thoughts, here...this fabric comes from a variety of sources. It stands to reason that some is better than others, although I don't know how you might determine that. How it's stored is probably a factor in eventual failure, as well. Finally, it's inexpensive enough that if it fails 5 years out, you can replace it w/o feeling too bad.
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    very true do you know of a good tarp made of pu that will pull tight and i would also like pullouts to have more room inside i know that you can add them but would be nice if they came with it

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    Dunno about the pull outs...that may be a problem. The Chinook 12x9-6, if you can find one, will serve you well. Here's a review that Randy did, which you may find helpful.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...t=chinook+tarp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Born_Old View Post
    Here is a link I finally found for the Chinook that actually added it to the cart. All the others I tried said out of stock right away.

    http://www.huntingplayground.com/pro...and-11016.html

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    Thanks for the link! This is a great price for a big tarp

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    The MEC Scout 7'x10' is good value for the money. The Guide is larger at 9'x12'.

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    I own the Noah's tarp and Love it. Thing is rock solid. little heavy but I still hike with it. I still plan on getting a SilNylon tarp soon but not in the very near future. I will probably grab one with a Blackbird or around the same time. The Hennessey Hex PU is great also if you need something cheap with a dark color to it.
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    Thanks for starting this thread!

    I have been looking for a good tarp about this size and haven't had much luck. I was about to buy 6yds worth of the silicone coated ripstop fabric to make my own 10X9 tarp, that would have run me about $69. After reading this thread, I just bought a Chinook Tarp 12'x9.6' for $40.00. It is a little heavier but I am new to hammocking and I think this is going to be great for my first tarp!

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    If your trying to cover a skeeter beater pro..go 12' on ridgeline...and it will cover it very good..10 is going to be minimal in a squal like rain. My minimal coverage tarp for SB Pro that I/Wife uses,,is 12' x 12' diamond shaped,,better is my 10' x 12' silnylon from OES,,you can set it up like a tent and close the ends for total coverage in sevear storms.

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