Have a couple of questions for making my first DIY tarp. I purchased 14 yards of medium grey 1.1 silnylon ripstop and thread from Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics. I can't tell which side is which, both sides appear equally shiny. Also the fabric seem very transparent. I have a ENO Dryfly and I can tell a big differnce between the two sides. I do plan on useing scrap pieces for reinforcment at all tie off points.
1- Which side is suppose to be for the top?
2- Is all 1.1 silnylon ripstop transparent?
3- Do I apply silicone seamsealer to seams before or after I sow?