Originally Posted by rturtle
I've got a couple of hypotheticals / questions I'd like to pose, if anyone would care to take whacks at em, please do.
1. I'm thinking that the angles of a typical hammock tarp should shed water virtually all water with zero coating.
2. There could be a water problem from capillary action of hanging a nylon tarp over a centerline. Or from water running down the tie offs and creeping in. Are there others I've not thought of?
3. I'm thinking paint roller's width of sil at the center line would kill the action of #2.
4. Has anyone tried this using wax? Waxed cotton used to be the sil of the day. Would nylon absorb it like cotton does?
Nylon naturally absorbs water. as it rains and the nylon tarp reaches its saturation point it will saturate you. No matter how steep you pitch a nylon tarp with no treatment it will absorb water.