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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Imagine your tarp on the other end of that D-ring.

    Once you receive them, just larks head the prusik loop onto your D-rings and thats it. Attach the sliced loop over your stake, while holding the prusik knot with one hand, use your other hand to pull the tail through the prusik to stretch the tensioner.
    Normally I'm good with written directions, but I got lost somewhere....

    I larks head the gray (in the photo) loop around my tarp's tie-outs (be they D-rings or just webbing loops). I put the stake through the loop. That I understand.

    Here's where I get lost, how exactly do I tie a prusik knot on the line while it is attached to the D-ring/strap? Or does the gray arrive already prusik'd onto the mainline?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlbj6142 View Post
    Normally I'm good with written directions, but I got lost somewhere....

    I larks head the gray (in the photo) loop around my tarp's tie-outs (be they D-rings or just webbing loops). I put the stake through the loop. That I understand.

    Here's where I get lost, how exactly do I tie a prusik knot on the line while it is attached to the D-ring/strap? Or does the gray arrive already prusik'd onto the mainline?
    After a bit of head scratching, it came to me: to form the larkshead, you must pass the entire tie out assy through the bight.
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    JRB has been using the green theraband on its Self Tensioning Lines (STLs)for almost five years now... Freezing really has not been an issue...Rain soaked stretched STLs have been customer reported as frozen but thawed and regain near normal elasticity...I'm sure these will also do well in limited freeezing conditions most of us encounter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    JRB has been using the green theraband on its Self Tensioning Lines (STLs)for almost five years now... Freezing really has not been an issue...Rain soaked stretched STLs have been customer reported as frozen but thawed and regain near normal elasticity...I'm sure these will also do well in limited freeezing conditions most of us encounter.

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    Thats what I noticed too. Once the TB returned to its relaxed state, it had regained its elastic properties.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlbj6142 View Post
    Normally I'm good with written directions, but I got lost somewhere....

    I larks head the gray (in the photo) loop around my tarp's tie-outs (be they D-rings or just webbing loops). I put the stake through the loop. That I understand.

    Here's where I get lost, how exactly do I tie a prusik knot on the line while it is attached to the D-ring/strap? Or does the gray arrive already prusik'd onto the mainline?
    The prusiks are already made and on the line.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    After a bit of head scratching, it came to me: to form the larkshead, you must pass the entire tie out assy through the bight.
    Yes.... Easiest to pass 1 end through at a time.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    **** you Opie. You are better then my ex-wife at getting me to part with my money. You must know her.

    Awesome idea, I'll send you a message if there is any money left in the paypal account.

    I have the Hennessy Hex tarp, are you suggesting I attach the D-ring to the stock tarp guy-lines? I can't quite image how that would go together...

    P.S. I really love that rope you sent me, I keep seeing things all over the house I want to tie together. I don't think 200' was enough. Next time I'll buy 600'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rug View Post
    **** you Opie. You are better then my ex-wife at getting me to part with my money. You must know her.
    LOL....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rug View Post
    Awesome idea, I'll send you a message if there is any money left in the paypal account.
    No rush... Right now I am looking at a couple days lead time. Still working on an order now. Just taking a quick break then I need to go to bed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rug View Post
    I have the Hennessy Hex tarp, are you suggesting I attach the D-ring to the stock tarp guy-lines? I can't quite image how that would go together...
    The D-ring in the picture I posted was just a mock-up. The guy lines wont be coming with any D-rings. What youll do is attach the guy line to the ring on your current tarp like the picture suggests.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rug View Post
    P.S. I really love that rope you sent me, I keep seeing things all over the house I want to tie together. I don't think 200' was enough. Next time I'll buy 600'.
    You need some more? I have some Orange I wouldnt mind parting with. If so we can work that out when you are ready to order.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Yes.... Easiest to pass 1 end through at a time.
    I still don't get it. I'll mock something up this weekend and it will all become clear....
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    Opie , nice idea. I see a how-to-video in your future.
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