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    Ideas for a winter tarp with doors.

    Not doing cat cuts this time. Just wondering if this idea would work good for
    making a big tarp with doors.

    Should the side tie-outs be 6' or 6 1/2' apart if the bottom is 12' long?
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    I have seen a similar design for sale somewhere, but I can't remember where now. I have been considering a DIY of this design, but was thinking that I would make the ridge 10 ft. and the side tie outs 2 ft. in from each corner and maybe one in the middle. I think i will get one of the cheap woodpile tarps from Wally World to make a full size mock up.

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    Forgot to add my diy hammock is 11' long with a 104" ridgeline.

    A 10' tarp ridgeline wont give me enough coverage.

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    I think you saw the Old Man Winter tarp from Wilderness Logics.. I think they're doors are longer, I don't konw if the foot difference between ridgeline and doors would be enough to have full closing doors.. but I'm surely no expert
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    Your design plan is similar to the BWDD winter tarp. Just without the Cat. cuts.
    I would make your doors 1 foot each. So ridge-line would be 132"(11 ft) and the door length be 156"(13 ft). Tie outs at 6 foot centered. I would also recommend pull outs, 5 foot centered and 18" away from the ridge-line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BodhiKnight View Post
    Forgot to add my diy hammock is 11' long with a 104" ridgeline.

    A 10' tarp ridgeline wont give me enough coverage.

    With a 11 ft hammock. you might want to make the ridgeline 12 ft instead and your door length would then be 14ft. Tie outs 7ft and pull outs 6ft centered.

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    With an 11' foot ridgeline - I tend to see winter tarps with a 10' width and a length of 13' for the doors. I believe that the HG Cuben winter tarp has those dimensions.
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    I only bought 4 yards from DIY, and I should receive it in the mail today or tomorrow.

    I was trying to make due but looks like I'm in a pickle.

    13' bottom length and 11' ridgeline would work.

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    How about 126" ridgeline 144" base, tie outs 6' on center and pullouts 5' on center.

    Will this work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BodhiKnight View Post
    I only bought 4 yards from DIY, and I should receive it in the mail today or tomorrow.

    I was trying to make due but looks like I'm in a pickle.

    13' bottom length and 11' ridgeline would work.
    BK You didn't order enough... Even if you were going to make the door length 12ft you would need 8 yards of material to get a 10ft wide tarp. I guessing you already have 4yrd on hand??? Or.. have they come out with 10 foot width material??? THAT would be nice....

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