Originally Posted by alex30808
From what I've read...most folks are using the 1.1 coated nylon for tarps and sealing the seams. I dont have much more to add...I look forward to reading about your progress.
Well, not quite true. Most are using Silnylon for tarps. Sil does come in different weights but the best for lightweight tarps is about 1.3 which means it's 1.3 ounces per sq yd. It starts as 1.1 and then is impregnated throughout the fibers with silicon (so it's not a coating) and ends up around 1.3. It has a slick and crinkly feel much like wax paper. By far Speer Hammocks has the best price for it but his color is limited to Silver Gray or Black. There are excellent directions for a "BlackCat" tarp here
. I've made one and love it.
Oh, and Zelph, welcome to the site.