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    Senior Member grok's Avatar
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    nice tarp! I've yet to get a diy to look that tight. Could you explain what a cat cut is? I web searched and got a bunch of sites about shaving your cat.

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    I didn't know Walmart sold SilNylon....I'll have to check that out..... Nice looking tarp!

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    RwillieK, they rarely sell it these days. You might find some ripstop but in my travels, I haven't seen sil there in a long time.
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    Senior Member grok's Avatar
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    Walmart changed their fabric dept. in TN. No more $1 bin. What's a cat cut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grok View Post
    What's a cat cut?
    Short for Catenary. It's a type of curve you see on tarps to create a more taught tarp than some of the sag you get with a traditional square or rectangle tarp. And because they're the authority... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catenary
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    Great looking tarp.... I was lucky enough to pick up 8 yds a couple weeks ago at Wally World... $1.50 yd...
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    Quote Originally Posted by grok View Post
    nice tarp! I've yet to get a diy to look that tight. Could you explain what a cat cut is? I web searched and got a bunch of sites about shaving your cat.
    Instead of a triangle or straight line that would not tension or flap in the wind, look at the picture and you will see a clear curve to the support triangle or tye off.

    Quote Originally Posted by RWillieK View Post
    I didn't know Walmart sold SilNylon....I'll have to check that out..... Nice looking tarp!
    They don't, the stuff shows up and is buried, one has to look for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by grok View Post
    Walmart changed their fabric dept. in TN. No more $1 bin. What's a cat cut?
    See above.
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    Senior Member grok's Avatar
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    Thanks guys. Can anyone point me to a diagram so I can mod my tarp?

    havnt found the diagram yet but knotty mentions it works best when always at the same pitch. I change mine by tying out to a walking stick before hang time. I guess this isn't the way for me.
    Last edited by grok; 01-27-2011 at 11:02. Reason: new info

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    Nice tarp,,, I think I recognize those woods,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by grok View Post
    Thanks guys. Can anyone point me to a diagram so I can mod my tarp?

    havnt found the diagram yet but knotty mentions it works best when always at the same pitch. I change mine by tying out to a walking stick before hang time. I guess this isn't the way for me.
    I'm pretty new here also, Grok.
    I've found that the search function is my best friend.
    As creative as I sometimes think I am, I have yet ask a question that hasn't already been discussed, usually multiple times.

    I searched the DIY forum only for "caternary" and found this recent thread that might interest you:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ight=caternary

    Not trying to discourage questions... I ask questions frequently myself.
    Just suggesting that a quicker way to get the info you want might be hiding right in front of you.
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