I don't have the windward side as close to the ground, nor with as steep a pitch, as might be often used. Also, when the trees are nice and fat, I can pitch the hammock so that it's suspension is coming in on the windward, close to the ground side of the tree, while the tarp RL line in on the other side of the tree. This gives me a bit more tarp over my head than shown in these pics.
I have not seen any pics of the short side( 10 ft side) tie outs being pulled out when an "A" pitch is used. I guess you would need some trees handy to do that, I'm not sure how it would work with stakes.
Last edited by BillyBob58; 12-26-2008 at 15:18.
looking at the pics from billybob's setup (and mine too i guess) i thought about adding a tieout in the center of the tarp body (each side) Thats a big 'ol sail and the wind will push my tarp far enough inwards to occasionally rub the spreader bars.
here's a shot from the other direction. I also tried hanging high and tight to the ceiling of the tarp so while in the hammock it sags to about where it is in this photo (im not in hammock in photo)
it seems like good coverage. My other poles are adjustable too so that helps to "quick fix" in the field, while remaining dry.
The barn shape Pan was refering to is what I was looking for.
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