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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    So I finally got Fringer's BlackCat seam sealed and weighed. Came out to 17.6 oz. - not bad for that much coverage! Comparing to my BlackCat, looks like the grosgrain added somewhere around 3.5-4 oz. - not a terrible tradeoff for the bombproof edges!

    I posted a couple of new pics, too.

    P.S. - It'll be in the mail by the middle of next week, Fringer! Sorry it took so long...
    It really looks great!!! I sure do apprecite it. It still weighs less than my GG 9X9

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    It still weighs less than my GG 9X9
    When you get yours in the mail, we should both post pics to show off the superior coverage too! I bet Neo would LOVE that!
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    Brian, I just made my first hammock and added ribbon to the long edges. I only had 3/4" handy and it was a bit tough to work with. I had originally planned on folding over twice first, but the required seam was just two narrow, so I only folded once, then did two lines of stitching on top of the ribbon.

    I really like the look, but on the real one, I need to use wider ribbon, which I think will be easier to get more exactly in half. Because there was slight variation, I wasn't able to sew the second line of stitching as close to the edge as I would have liked.

    Is 3-4oz. really how much weight the ribbon adds? That seems like a lot.

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    Some of that is seam sealing...the original weight (13.6 oz.) I posted on my tarp wasn't with silicon added to the ridge.

    But as far as the grosgrain goes, you have to consider that there's ~ 40' of the stuff on this tarp...
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    I just did a test on a couple of brand new, crisp 100 yard rolls of 3/4" GGR, and the weight for all of them was right around 14.2oz/400g per 100 yards. That translates to .047oz/ft, or 1.90oz per 40', or if you are using 1" GGR, then about .062oz/ft, or 2.5oz for the entire tarp, assuming it is actually 40'.

    Patrick, I am a bit confused. When you say 'fold over twice first', what do you mean? I used 1" for quite a while (I think about a years worth of making tarps) before moving to 3/4", as it is quite a bit trickier, so congrats on getting it done with such small ribbon! Also, I do the inner seam first; it might let you get closer to the "action", aka the spot where both sides of the ribbon intersect (visable through the silnylon, thank goodness).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I just did a test on a couple of brand new, crisp 100 yard rolls of 3/4" GGR, and the weight for all of them was right around 14.2oz/400g per 100 yards. That translates to .047oz/ft, or 1.90oz per 40', or if you are using 1" GGR, then about .062oz/ft, or 2.5oz for the entire tarp, assuming it is actually 40'.
    That sounds about right - a couple ounces (give or take) for trim, plus a couple for silicon sealer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    When you get yours in the mail, we should both post pics to show off the superior coverage too! I bet Neo would LOVE that!
    Yea next time I camp out with my nephew, he'll be using the GG 9x9 and I'll have the Black Cat. I'll take some comparison shots and a real nice shot with an awesome waterfall in the background that you can possibly use for your web site when you market these puppies.
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    Jeez, man...I'm not going that far! Brain has the market on these, as far as I'm concerned. I only made mine to save my money and his grades
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    ...Brain has t...
    Who?


    I'm actually just "quasi-finalising my initial semester abroad plans", which being an engineer, is kind of tough. I'm hoping to spend 6 weeks in Berlin studying German in July/August, and then possibly taking two weeks and backpacking around before or after! Lots of time between now and then, and hopefully I can gather enough tarp interest to help get me there!

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    brian... do you iron the folded gg ribbion before pinning it to the tarp edge?
    sorry if i missed that from an earlyer post.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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