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    Ridgeline Length

    I was wondering what people were using for their ridgelines. My 1st cut was 50 ft, and it was obviously too long. So I'm thinking the maximum distance between trees that I can hang feasibly, is around 20 ft. Sometimes this means they are large trees, therefore the large seperation. A 36" diameter tree has a circumference of just under 10'. I'm thinking a 40 ft ridgeline will cover a worst case scenario. I know most cases I can get buy with less but I would rather carry a few grams extra than have to add an extension.

    I am also using 8' 4" for my guy lines. I bought 50' of Triptease and divided it by 6.

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    Scotty... You can also go ahead and make one thats say, 30' long. Then make up some extenders for the times when you need more length. This will afford you more options.
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    On my Clark tarp the tie-outs were about 10' all around. On my new Speer Winter tarp I used 31' of cord from recent Dynaglide group buy to make a full ridgeline (over the tarp)... it allows for 10' at each end, plus the 11' length of the tarp. The tie-out guy lines are all 10' as well, but are a smaller line. I figure with the big SWT I want as many tie-out options as possible, therefor longer lines are good. The weight difference between 6' and 10' lengths of this line is minuscule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9civichatch3 View Post
    I went ahead and made 8ft tie-outs and 10ft ridgeline tie-outs.
    That's about what I use, you should use something other than a girth hitch to secure the line. A bowline with a stopper knot would be much more secure, a girth hitch needs a load on both lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Scotty... You can also go ahead and make one thats say, 30' long. Then make up some extenders for the times when you need more length. This will afford you more options.
    I like this idea.

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    And then, there is the problem of guylines for panel pulls. They need to be quite a bit longer. It varies with what's available to tie to.

    I haven't got this one wired, yet.
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    Just to throw this out:
    all mine are 12 feet (6 of them), I use a ridgeline cord and I have no idea how long it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Take-a-knee View Post
    That's about what I use, you should use something other than a girth hitch to secure the line. A bowline with a stopper knot would be much more secure, a girth hitch needs a load on both lines.
    I use a girth hitch and a knot about 1.5" below it to secure it. It seems to do well.
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