Originally Posted by Detail Man
It will work. Just understand that when pitched, a perpendicular seam will have the force on the seam concentrated at the ridgeline. If the seam runs parallel with the ridgeline, the force is dispersed along its length.
My winter tarp utilizes the whole 66" wide fabric.
Right-o. My assumption is that with a continuous structural ridgeline supporting the tarp the stress on the seam will be reduced. I'll use prusik loops to fasten the tarp to the ridgeline.
This is my first "real" tarp and I'm going for an all-around use design but I want to try to keep the weight to 16oz. Based on the actual weight of this fabric I'm going to right on. For a winter specialized tarp 11' wide tarp with integral doors would be a nice.
Thanks for your help.