I've been wanting for some time to make a "small" mod to my hex tarp (70D PU-COATED POLYESTER RIPSTOP). I want to add side tie outs to be able to close one of the ends of the tarp (the head end). Im thinking kinda like the 8X10 speer cat tarp.
I don't think its as simple as sewing hooks on the tarp (plastic rings, or just grossgrain). I've heard about seamsealing and other procedures additional for DIY tarps. Also, i guess id have to make reinforcement patches on the tarp for each tieouts.
So i was hoping you DIY experts could give me some guidance, please, as to what to have in mind with this mod.
Since its only to close one end, i'm thinking of putting the tieouts not in the middle (i mean not exactly in between the two side tieouts) but closer to the end to be closed. I know this way i wouldn't be able to completely close/join the ends as if they were centered (...not a concern, or should it be?, i just want this to give the area underneath the tarp a more "private feel" and block some wind ), and also i'm aware I would always have to match the tarp with the hammocks entrance (... not a concern as well since i'm also gonna make a 11 foot snake skin for the tarp, so id always feed the tarp into the snakskin through the same end of the SnSk(feed first the closable end of the tarp.).
Im worried this mod isn't applicable to my hex tarp.. myabe it has to be CAt cut, or just have to make sure i properly reinforce the tieouts on the tarp.
HOpe im not asking too much, just want to be sure I make a high quality mod and you people have the experience. Thanks.