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    Tarp sizing

    I'm currently waiting on an 11' Thunderbird from Dream Hammocks/ Pappa Smurf and was curious if the 11' tarp would be adequate coverage or if I'd need to increase to a 12'. Thanks for the help. Tried e-mailing HG last week but they must be busy at ORS, filling orders or just out on the trail.

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    How long is the hammock you are going to be covering? 11' is plenty for most hammocks out there but 12' offers just a little extra if you have a longer hammock. An 11' hammock means roughly an 108" ridgeline. If you have an 11' tarp then that leaves around 12" of tarp extending past each end of the hammock.
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    ive got a db 11' and i use a 12 tarp. i sometimes wish it was 13'

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    11' has a 110" ridge line. Thanks for the feedback! Leaning towards the 12'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brouche View Post
    11' has a 110" ridge line. Thanks for the feedback! Leaning towards the 12'
    I think that would be better for the longer hammock.
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