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    I am out of town at the moment but I will post the measurements and maybe a full size pdf Monday night. What I did was fold the fabric into quarters and just used a quarter of my pattern traced and cut. I was extremely happy with how taunt the sides pitched.

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    Sounds good.

    Just wondering if you have weighed it yet? Do you use line tensioners because that tarp is hung very well.

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    I'm diggin' the bi-colors, nice job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groovy View Post
    Just wondering if you have weighed it yet? Do you use line tensioners because that tarp is hung very well.
    I did but can't remember off the top of my head what it weighed. I will weigh it again tomorrow evening when I get back to the house.

    I did use tensioners but this tarp pitched very taught and very easily. Feel like I hit a magic radius

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    Ok sorry this took so long. Final dimensions according to my plans were 116" w x 140" L
    It came in with shock cord tensioners on the side tieouts and dynaglide used as guyline @ 15oz.
    I used a full width of fabric for the middle section and split the brown down the middle which I then flat felled to the sides.

    Green & Brown 1.3 sil fabric came from Wilderness Logics and is 64.25" wide
    The corner reinforcements were made from 200d Oxford - Coated from DIY Gear Supply
    I used LineLoc 3's on the side corners that were attached by 1/4" grosgrain and I used plastic D rings for the ends attached by 1/2" grosgrain
    I used Gutterman thread also.

    I had to break my 1/4 template in half for the printer and then just taped it together with some packing tape. I then cut the paper down to the template. Folded the fabric to a 1/4 and traced the template with a sharpie. I then cut with a regular pair of scissors and voila.

    Doing this big of a project is a challenge due to floor space. There are only two rooms that will take this size and I had to fold to a 1/4 to fit.

    The tarp is huge and although I started with lighter in mind I ended up with just a bit heavier than my previous tarp but a ton more coverage.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    That looks great! Great work. I'm just down the road from you here in Anderson. Enjoy your new creation!!

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    Really awesome looking tarp - nice job!!

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    So this is an extremely similar to the setup I'm looking to make up. The exact tarp though, nice job!

    I want to go as light as possible being that the big purpose of my setup is to thruhike the appalachian trail! Do you feel you could've gone smaller on the tarp and still have ample coverage?

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    Absolutely. Below is my last tarp, it got me good coverage, 112" x 76" hex cat tarp, and only weighed in at 10 oz. And that could have been lighter using grosgrain, smaller reinforcement patches, and I feel what I did here allows no seam sealing due to the seams being toward the ends versus over your head. I actually still have the cardboard template I made for this one in the closet. Hate to toss it in case a friend asks me to make them one like it.

    I have also thought about making a modified version of the one this thread is about. My thoughts being making what would be the foot end slimmer. So it would be the same length but 105" wide on one end and 116 wide on the other. There are so many variations.

    Another good thing about combining the fabric together like this one, it saved me a yard of fabric, and I love saving fabric for other mini projects.


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    Very nice, I would like to use your pattern to make a tarp for my daughters ENO Double.
    I very much like the two colors and no ridge line seam. Great work!

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