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    Just a thought. I use those same straps for my electric cords at work and they don't last to long before they won't hold anymore. Of course they get a lot more use on the job site then on a tarp.
    Unless your setting up your tarp everyday, that is

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    Valid concern Snipen....
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    You are right we do actually get sucked along instead of blown when we are on certain tacks in a sailboat. So I guess that a better term would be Blowin' and suckin' boat. That's is funny too.
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    opie, can you post a backyard pic of a tarp up in the velcro loops on the ridgeline?

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    what about shock loops and a small plastic toggle. i saw that you created something like that for tarp attachment.

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    So....Bernoulli sucks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarmSoda View Post
    opie, can you post a backyard pic of a tarp up in the velcro loops on the ridgeline?
    Yup... Snowing right now though... But Ill come up with something when the weather turns.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomsawyer222 View Post
    what about shock loops and a small plastic toggle. i saw that you created something like that for tarp attachment.
    Thats possible too. Im trying to please the gram weenies, though.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot Child View Post
    You are right we do actually get sucked along instead of blown when we are on certain tacks in a sailboat. So I guess that a better term would be Blowin' and suckin' boat. That's is funny too.
    Actually, to quote one of my physics professor's t-shirts: "Science doesn't suck!"

    Airfoils, either wings or sails, generate lift. It would be more accurate to say that they are pushed, than sucked. The is a high/ambient pressure on the windward side of the sail attempts to move into the low pressure zone on the leeward side the sail is pushed forward.

    Sorry, sometimes my physicist side and my sailor side get crossed.

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    I don't think these guys planned on being taken literally.

    And in any case, much depends on your point of view. And sail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Yup... Snowing right now though... But Ill come up with something when the weather turns.



    Thats possible too. Im trying to please the gram weenies, though.
    ok but any serious gram weenie would not use the full ridgeline as it weighs much more than two seperate cords with no prussics or extra tarp attachment biners or S biners.....

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