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    Strongest tie out

    I'm just finishing up my first DIY tarp, a 10X12 hex 30d sil. I have 1/2" rolled hems. I'd like to hear your thoughts on the strongest way to do the tie outs using grosgrain. I was thinking about running it 6" down the side then looping back over itself and up the next side 6".

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    I like that method myself. You also want to use a reinforcing patch of the same size at the corners and ridgelines.
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    Thanks MAD. I'll pick up some rip stop for the patch.

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    I did that on my DIY minimalist tarp... Seems to hold ok...

    This might be of interest, though: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...highlight=Tarp
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    here is a link to a good thread on tarp tie out strengths.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=29799
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