I have a Clark NX-250 and hang my tarp first. I have attached short loops of Zing-it to the top loops on the arches of the hammock which hook to a mini-biner on each end of the tarp. They are fairly taught so the hammock is pulled up and under the tarp keeping it covered and off the ground. Then I can attach the suspension to the trees while the hammock stays dry. Has worked well in strong wind and rain thus far.
Not to hi jack this thread, but some pics of what you do would be very nice.