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    Senior Member Monkeyboy42's Avatar
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    Yet another 2ndgen silpoly tarp thread!

    Yup, here's another in charcoal gray! I finished mine weeks ago, but just finally got it hung to seam seal it today.



    It's 11x9'6. I haven't wieghed it yet, but It should be around 15oz. I built snakeskins for it today.

    The only surprise was the tri-rings that I used on it. When I was tensioning the guylines I heard a wierd noise. I looked up and the tri-rings on the ridgeline had deformed under the tension. I've never used tri-rings, but I didn't expect them to do that! I'll try and post pics of it tomorrow when it's light again.

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    Sweet tarp!

    Are you seam sealing both sides of the ridge line?

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    Senior Member Monkeyboy42's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dudeman_atl View Post
    Sweet tarp!

    Are you seam sealing both sides of the ridge line?
    I just sealed the top. I'm going to give it a hose test in the morning, and see if i missed anything.

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    Looks good to me.

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    Lol. I was under my new tarp today and had my son squirting it with the hose. I think he enjoyed it a little too much. We found one small leak so it was worth it.

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    Nice work - that charcoal grey looks very nice.

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    Senior Member Monkeyboy42's Avatar
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    Passed the hose test and it rained today also.Just need to wait for it to dry and I'll add the snake skins.

    For those interested - deformed tri-rings:



    I prolly had a bad batch. I'm not too stressed. I've got some split rings to replace them. The guy-lines seem fine, but they don't take as much tension.

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    Senior Member Monkeyboy42's Avatar
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    More Pics:

    I put the snake skins on. I think they may change my life. They're so easy to make, and even easier to use!



    Storm mode:


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    What is the spacing between your tie out points? I am thinking of making a rectangular tarp and those seem like good spots to create sealing doors.

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    I do a 12' tarp with tieouts at the corners, then 3' in from each end, 6' between them. Works pretty well, very similar to what's pictured above.
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