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    Alrighty! Thanks for the input, I have a tarp that has had continuous issues at the ridgeline after multiple seam seals. I am looking for dry, not drippy. I definitely want my cold weather tarp dry.

    Thanks again, still sitting on the fence.

    swank

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    Alrighty! Thanks for the input, I have a tarp that has had continuous issues at the ridgeline after multiple seam seals. I am looking for dry, not drippy. I definitely want my cold weather tarp dry.

    Thanks again, still sitting on the fence.

    swank
    I don't have the pole mod (yet), but good, bad, or otherwise- I sealed my seams and I haven't had any issues.

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    +2 For SoundMan's comments.

    Had 2 Qs pole mod...did not seam seal. Had plenty of leakage (luckily I was using it for the first time in the summer and was close to home).

    Seam sealed as per 2 Qs instructions...no leakage since.

    When I got my Superlfy (April 2011) I do not remember any instructions on seam sealing the side tieouts. Am I supposed to seam seal the side tieouts...ON THE INSIDE OR THE OUTSIDE?

    Thanks In Advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalksInDark View Post
    Am I supposed to seam seal the side tieouts...ON THE INSIDE OR THE OUTSIDE?

    Thanks In Advance!
    I did ...inside only

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    I have the Mamajamba. Brandon is using the same system on the ridgeline for that as on the Superfly.
    Never had a drop come through it. Not even during horrific downpours in the rainforest of Borneo.

    WalksInDark:
    It doesn't matter which side you seam seal (inside or outside). As long as you cover up all of the holes the needle and thread made, you'll be dry.
    Some people prefer to seam seal the inside for esthetic reasons though, not wanting to have seam seal shown on the outside of the tarp.
    Up to you, really.
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    Final Word About Seam Sealing Tieouts From Brandon

    Per Brandon (owner of Warbonnet):

    The easiest way is to set it up, and smear a layer (as thin as possible) on the stitches of the 4 panel pull patches (on the underside only should be fine) and leave up till dry (several hours)


    I like GE silicone II as it dries a little quicker, you probably will want clear just be aware it comes in a few different colors

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