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    Attaching D rings

    if a tarp only has groisgrain tie outs, how can you attach D rings to it? is the only option unthreading and then sewing back together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie*mark0 View Post
    if a tarp only has groisgrain tie outs, how can you attach D rings to it? is the only option unthreading and then sewing back together?
    Yep - or just use mini/micro carabiners.

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    Not a D-ring, but would a round split ring, like used in key chains, work instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passinthru View Post
    Not a D-ring, but would a round split ring, like used in key chains, work instead?
    Yes. I prefer stainless steel over plated.
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    I want to add, tarps are routinely put away wet. With plated hardware, there's a high probability of rusting/staining. Stainless rules.
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    I attached a small groisgrain tieout to the D-ring and then looped it through the tarp tieout on my OMW tarp. It extended the tarp tieout by about 2 inches and also gives me the option to go diretly to the ground with a tent spike without having the tarp bunched on the ground.

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    Why would you want to add the weight of D rings when you have a perfectly good loop in the tie-out?

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    assuming the grosgrain are loops, can't you sort of larkshead a d ring on? Put the loop through, then over the D? Not a smooth lay, but if you need the d.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDA View Post
    Why would you want to add the weight of D rings when you have a perfectly good loop in the tie-out?
    It depends on the use anticipated. Clipping a 'biner to a gg loop is a pita.
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    Split D-ring could work.

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