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    That's exactly how I do my lines. Good video, I'll be referencing it in the future.
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    You might be onto something here May have to try that on my next one. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    If you put the tensioner at the tarp tieout itself (which is also useful in snow as if the tensioner is at the stake end it can get buried and be rendered useless) you can put a brummel at both ends.

    It's worked well for me for a couple of seasons now. YMMV
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    I have picked up a CF tarp and have not set it up yet. I will start by trying your system out and go from there.

    Does the shock cords help keep the tarp tight better than just using zing it without shock cords?

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    I like it, even more simple than a soft shackle prusik and just as easy to put on/take off a d-ring.

    Nice work.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlaroche View Post
    I have picked up a CF tarp and have not set it up yet. I will start by trying your system out and go from there.

    Does the shock cords help keep the tarp tight better than just using zing it without shock cords?
    Ya, the idea is that it will give a bit under windy/rainy/snowy conditions and go back to tight. It's just a cheap easy way of installing tarp tensioners.
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    What kind of knots do you tie to keep the Zing It attached to the shock cord? I could see a simple overhand knot, but not very pleasing. A snell knot might work pretty well, but might slip over time. Or maybe a clinch that is somehow stitched to the Zing It.

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    You could use an alpine butterfly. That should work very well.

    I used a double fisherman's bend on the shock cord.
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    Clove Hitch....use a clove hitch on both ends of the shock cord and you can put the tensioner any where on the line.

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