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    I'll give that a whirl Jeff - I've got 3 pieces of 4X12 just waiting for a monster tarp for group camping. I'll cut one down the center and add the extra 2' to each side. 12X12 ought to give some serious room camp chores in icky weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    I'll give that a whirl Jeff - I've got 3 pieces of 4X12 just waiting for a monster tarp for group camping. I'll cut one down the center and add the extra 2' to each side. 12X12 ought to give some serious room camp chores in icky weather.
    Piker! I have a 15 x 12 and a 16 x 16 for group camping. I blow my nose with a 12 x 12.

    Actually, that's a good size for group camping. The larger the tarp, the harder it is to find a good space to hang it. You can also hang a square tarp in a lot of different configs.

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    ok you lost me i understand about having to seal two seams but whats that about not having to seal it?

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    If the seam is "below" the body of the hammock or what you are trying to protect, you don't really need to seal it, 'cause it doesn't matter if it leaks. Also, if you sew the flat-felled seam right, the water shouldn't "stop" at the seam and should roll right over/past the seam, with minimal leakage.

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    i've been working on how i want this thing to be set up and i thinki want the tie outs that are in the middle of the tarp on each side. what is your opinion on these and how do you do them?

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    Somebody posted pics of how they did the tie-outs; can't remember the thread. Basically, they sewed a circle of fabric on the inside of the tarp where they wanted the tie-out(s), and then sewed the tab to the tarp, through the circle of added fabric and the tarp. This was to add strength to the tie-out and to keep the tarp from ripping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    Somebody posted pics of how they did the tie-outs; can't remember the thread. Basically, they sewed a circle of fabric on the inside of the tarp where they wanted the tie-out(s), and then sewed the tab to the tarp, through the circle of added fabric and the tarp. This was to add strength to the tie-out and to keep the tarp from ripping.
    Hey ... good tarp talk! Here is a link to a thread on here on my tie-outs added to my BlackCat Tarp: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=4516
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    it looks good is there a thread that tells how to do it? and what are the advantages of having two or is one good enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irrationalsolutions View Post
    it looks good is there a thread that tells how to do it? and what are the advantages of having two or is one good enough?
    Cut your silnylon into circles .... I doubled mine. Sew on the inside of the tarp!!! Add Tie outs. Seam seal.
    Two is better as it pulls away from head area and feet. You will like the extra headroom either way.
    Get to it!!!
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    do you sew the tie out between the reinforcment and the tarp and put a hole and stick it through or to the outside of the tarp?

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