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    MacCat Ultra

    The MacCat Ultra I bought from Animal Control just arrived!
    This thing is HUGE!
    I seldom camp at Lake Jocassee that I don't get an afternoon thunderstorm.
    Bring it on!

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    Fantastic tarp there! I love mine.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    I was wondering, why does the ultra cost more when the deluxe is bigger, in square feet terms anyway....

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    Quote Originally Posted by piotr01 View Post
    I was wondering, why does the ultra cost more when the deluxe is bigger, in square feet terms anyway....
    Six tie outs instead of four. More labor.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    6 ties = more wind protection

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    I didn't realize the Deluxe was wider then an Ultra. I like the extra ridgeline length of the Ultra. I wish they both had an extra pullout in the center of the sides, for wind. When I get settled in for the night and realize the wind is going to bow the tarp in and contact my hammock, the last thing I want to do is get back out of bed and readjust the tarp. I'm lazy I guess. Someday, I'm going to talk Brian into making me a diamond tarp, because I'm lazy about tie outs. It wouldn't be a MacCat, but as Cannibal says, his tarp making skills kick butt!

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    It also has 8 catcuts as apposed to 6 which is even more labor. BTW I just looked at the 15'x12' cat cut. Dear god more cat cuts and tieouts than you could shake a whole tree worth of sticks at Also btw, unless you want a very massive diamond tarp, your going to get pretty crappy wind coverage with a diamond tarp. Thats what I'm using right now and I just went through a freak wind storm in it last weekend and it wasn't doing great at blocking the wind. More importantly though in strong gusts having 2 tieouts a side instead of 1 is going to make you much less prone to slingshotting stakes in the middle of the night. I had to tuck the headwind part of my tarp under me that night. It was like half tarp half topcover at that point.

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    I can't decide whether to get the deluxe or ultra for the AT.

    Maybe getting a deluxe and carrying an extra peak would be the best choice?
    Does anyone know anyone who makes peaks that work with the deluxe, or would i have to make one?

    -Pete

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    I vote for the deluxe because of the greater width. If you are going to add a beak, why not go a little farther and create doors? Like this...
    2QZQ Hammock Specialties
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    Sewn on Tarp doors, Pole Pockets, and Grizz Beaks
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Questions View Post
    I vote for the deluxe because of the greater width. If you are going to add a beak, why not go a little farther and create doors? Like this...
    Oh i though they were the same thing. ;p

    Does anyone makes these or is it something i'd have to make on my own?

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