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    Quote Originally Posted by tlbj6142 View Post
    I still don't get it. I'll mock something up this weekend and it will all become clear....
    I just remembered that I keep 3 lengths of some old cord, a small 'biner and my ProKnot cards in my work backpack for random knot tying practice (doesn't everyone?).

    I figured it out. I didn't see before that I'd have to pass the entire guyline through the bend on the tie-out (d-ring) in order to make the larks head. Which sort of make these semi-permanent. For some odd reason I was thinking these guylines were the tie and un-tie type configuration like many others, but that's not the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlbj6142 View Post
    I just remembered that I keep 3 lengths of some old cord, a small 'biner and my ProKnot cards in my work backpack for random knot tying practice (doesn't everyone?).

    I figured it out. I didn't see before that I'd have to pass the entire guyline through the bend on the tie-out (d-ring) in order to make the larks head. Which sort of make these semi-permanent. For some odd reason I was thinking these guylines were the tie and un-tie type configuration like many others, but that's not the case.
    You could always use a toggle instead of the larks head, that would enable you to attach on setup and detach on take-down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiredFeet View Post
    You could always use a toggle instead of the larks head, that would enable you to attach on setup and detach on take-down.
    Good idea.

    Though I don't need my guylines to come on/off easy (storage is the real problem with guylines). I just made an assumption that this guyline was one of that type and that assumption caused me to not understand the directions fully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlbj6142 View Post
    Good idea.

    Though I don't need my guylines to come on/off easy (storage is the real problem with guylines). I just made an assumption that this guyline was one of that type and that assumption caused me to not understand the directions fully.
    As TF mentioned, you can use a toggle, or a mini biner, S biner etc to attach.

    I leave mine on my tarp and wrap them up figure 8 style and then stuff them along with the tarp. No problems with tangling etc.
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    Weight and colors...


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    You got some cool ideas opie
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    Allright folks... This idea isnt original to me. I had read about someone elses idea, and even posted I would mock something up, but never did.

    Through a brain fart on my end, after forgetting about the original idea, I claimed it as my own.

    Here is the original Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by bazza2154 View Post
    This post got me thinking and I came up with the following solution for a fully adjustable tarp line.

    Single tarp line with a small loop in the end to go over the ground stake.
    Small loop attached to the tarp d Rings with a prussic knot on the single tarp line.
    As much adjustment as you could ever want from 2 or 3" to as long as your tarp line. Also easy to install a tarp tensioning system on the tarp line.
    bazza, I messed up. My sincerest apologies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Allright folks... This idea isnt original to me. I had read about someone elses idea, and even posted I would mock something up, but never did.

    Through a brain fart on my end, after forgetting about the original idea, I claimed it as my own.

    Here is the original Idea



    bazza, I messed up. My sincerest apologies.
    You are a gentleman

    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by bazza2154 View Post
    You are a gentleman

    Thank you
    Yes, he is.

    It's still a very, very neat solution.

    Thanks to the both of you.
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    bazza also had an excellent idea for foul weather pitching that doesnt require you to remove the D-ring prusik.

    Have 2 prusiks above the tubing. When you need a steep pitch, bypass the spliced loop and tubing and place the second prusik on your stake. This does take the tensioner out of the guy line, though. You could always adjust tension with your tarp ridgeline, however.
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