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    New Member Framling's Avatar
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    Ooooh! If you setup both please take pictures and post your experiment!!!!

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    Having your tarp tied down drum tight usually solves any flapping issues. Works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Framling View Post
    Ooooh! If you setup both please take pictures and post your experiment!!!!
    Will do, but give me a week...I've only got one tarp, in the process of making the other one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Having your tarp tied down drum tight usually solves any flapping issues. Works for me.
    Seriously? You don't use any tensioners? At the recent hang, Animalcontrol showed me his little rubber gasket hoses, I think he said like for sinks, anyway, he was using them as tensioners and they looked pretty effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahgirl View Post
    Seriously? You don't use any tensioners? At the recent hang, Animalcontrol showed me his little rubber gasket hoses, I think he said like for sinks, anyway, he was using them as tensioners and they looked pretty effective.
    Yep, I use tensioners made from 1/8" shock cord and still tie my tarp down pretty tight. This solves most flapping issues with no problem whatsoever.
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    I just tie a loop of 1/8" shock cord to the tie out rings on the four corners of my tarp. Then I tie my tie-out lines directly to the shock cord loops. The shock cord is not going to break before the line will so there really is no need for the added complexity of adding the shock cord loop in the middle of the line as shown in the link Cannibal listed. I tried it that way for awhile but I found that my line always tangled and twisted.

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    I use stretchy 550 cord to rig my tarp ridgeline. This allows me to tie it tight, yet still allows some give if the trees sway apart (wind blowing from west, trees osculate). And I have had the trees sway apart, granted not much, but if the north tree sways north 4" & the south tree sways south 4", there had better be some give in your tarp set up. If my ridgeline figure 9s weren't permanently attached, I would likely add O rings for a little more tensioning / stretch.
    I also use cord tensioners, at least on the main 4. My tarp is rectangle not cat cut & it stays mostly taut.
    Also, figure 9s or some other way to quickly adjust you tie outs allows you to adjust if your tarp starts to sag for whatever reason. I have 2 on my ridge, & one for each of the 4 corner tie outs. Also makes for a pretty quick set up.
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    hmm. my tarp is a rectangle also; tied everything up tight and waited for rain (and waited) ended up leaving it out for 2 days of drizzle, and the fabric and lines both stretched a significant amount- tarp got all droopy and sad looking. Upside, there was no water on the under side, except where ridgeline was running thru- (may try the prussic knots trick next time!) and have some shockcord loops made up for the next trial- will restrict those to the pegging out lines, and do some compare and contrast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    I use stretchy 550 cord to rig my tarp ridgeline. This allows me to tie it tight, yet still allows some give if the trees sway apart (wind blowing from west, trees osculate). .
    Darn spelling helper- I think you ment Oscillate?
    Amused KM

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    Darn spelling helper- I think you ment Oscillate?
    Amused KM
    Yes I did!
    I used to was gud at spellling wurds, thon spelchek comed along so know me no kan cpel no mor.
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    It's all good...I learned a new word. Osculate. Who knew?
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