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    Suggestions for using the standard tarp with a HH Hyperlite?

    I've tried to order a MacCat deluxe, but Brian is gone to camp until the middle of August, so it looks like I'll have to start out by using the tarp that comes with the Hyperlite. Any suggestions for pitching it so I don't get wet?

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    Ed Speer also has caternary cut silnylon tarps you could buy (made in a different style than Brian's though).

    The demand for Brian's tarps always is very high. His schedule dictates the supply.

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    warbonnetguy makes a cat cut tarp; very different look and I'm curious how they would preform under a snow load. Here is the thread where he gives the weight and price: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...?t=1177&page=3.

    There are a couple of pics floating around, but couldn't find them with a quick look.

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    Here is a pic of the warbonnet tarp. The big difference is bigger cat cuts on the sides and a cat cut on the ridgeline.

    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Seems like you could get the tarp sides tighter all around with a catenary ridgeline. The MacCat/BlackCat tarps have straight ones don't they? Its hard to tell since the straight ones sag a little. Anyone compare/experiment with cat ridgeline vs. straight?

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    Yes, they are straight ridgelines. That's why I'm concerned about snow load with the Warbonnet Tarp. I'd think that the flatter top surface would really allow for snow to accumulate. I don't know, it's just a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Yes, they are straight ridgelines. That's why I'm concerned about snow load with the Warbonnet Tarp. I'd think that the flatter top surface would really allow for snow to accumulate. I don't know, it's just a guess.
    I see what you mean. I guess it would depend on how tight it was and how steep you pitched the sides though.

    P.S. Your avatar reminds me of that evil little dude from Trilogy of Terror

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    The cat ridgeline seemed to get a tighter pitch. I think my cat tarp has a little curve due to sewing errors. I can see how snow would accumulate on the cat ridgeline. It might be better in strong winds though. At least it would be a good summer option with a straight ridgeline a winter one.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    i was told by youngblood that he became concerned w/ snow (especially wet snow) accumulating on his tarp through the night several times this past winter.
    a strait ridge line forms a sharper peak & steeper sides.
    a cat cut's rounded on top giving a flatter surface for snow to collect.
    so now he's reconsidering the cat cut ridge line, especially for winter.
    one thing that keeps me away from a cat cut ridge line is that it reduces head room... & i like head room<g>. ...tim
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    Maybe the best of both worlds would be a shallower cat cut on the ridgeline, enough to give a tighter pitch but without sacrificing much headroom.

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