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    Is a 10x10 cat cut tarp long enough for a WBBB XLC?

    Hi All, thanks for your expertise on this.

    I am buying my first hammock from someone on this forum who is selling it complete with a wookie xl and a 10x10 OES tarp. I was looking at the Thunderfly and never considered a square tarp. Is this going to be too short to keep the ends of my new hammock dry?

    Thanks!
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    Assuming diagonal pitch, You are looking for the hypotenuse of the edges, which in this case is 10 * square root of 2 = 14ft and change. That's plenty for just about any hammock.

    For square pitch, well... 10.

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    I think the WBBB XLC is an 11' hammock... rule of thumb is you want at least an 11' tarp for that. So it's fine if you pitch it like a diamond, but short if you pitch it square to the hammock.

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    11 foot hammock with a ridgeline needs under 9.5 feet of tarp for coverage. a 10 foot, square tarp should still be enough, but it won't be great in driving rain that you're not head on to

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    thanks for the advice. I think it'll work fine in the diagonal config so I'm happy.

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