heyyou - Thanks for your suggestions. I understand that most newbie gear is eventually shunned for more the enticing new stuff, but when finances come into play, I don't expect to be collecting a plethora of tarps.
Originally Posted by mountaingoat
I think you should go with attached doors and then you have something that will work with any weather.
My thoughts exactly.
With the proper door-tie-back setup, they should be out of the way at all times, but when I need them, they're there just waiting to serve. With the drawing I provided on the first page of this thread, we can see that the "doors" directly related to this discussion are not exactly barn doors. They're roughly 6.5 sqft each. The BWDD Winter tarp doors are ~9.5 sqft each, so each door is about 68% of the winter door.
4 door total
38sqft(winter) vs 26sqft (modified Hex.)