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    Quote Originally Posted by bazza2154 View Post
    Why use a toggle just use shock cord and use a nail knot to keep the profile small (form the nail knot cut the cord and heat seal the ends). Then as you reef the tarp from one end just slide the shock cord over the tarp (its already around the ridge line so it wont get lost) and work your way down the tarp. Similar to a snake skin.
    Had to look up a "nail knot."

    Not sure how that will work with the SC... perhaps Ill try it.

    However... I think working the SC from one end to the middle of the furled tarp eats into the "quick" aspect of getting your tarp in and out.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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

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    instead of using cable ties if you sewed up some regular velcro into strips to put on the RL it would last longer... the cable tie velcro is kinda cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsawyer222 View Post
    instead of using cable ties if you sewed up some regular velcro into strips to put on the RL it would last longer... the cable tie velcro is kinda cheap
    I actually like the SC/toggle better. But someone asked for pictures so I put them up.

    Ill work on the other option as time permits.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Nice job opie, in regards to whether to use one ridge line or two pieces of string, it always made my life much easier being able to slide that tarp where ever i wanted with that single ridge line using prussics. Allowing me to align the tarp directly over the hammock for best coverage made my hammock experience much easier, and i wont be trading it in, ever i think. Teedee's idea anyway, thanks teedee!

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    I came across those velcro strips for $3 for 25 strips at Big Lots in the hardware section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    I actually like the SC/toggle better. But someone asked for pictures so I put them up.

    Ill work on the other option as time permits.
    thats great let me know how the SC and toggles work out i may be interested in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutEhCuss View Post
    I came across those velcro strips for $3 for 25 strips at Big Lots in the hardware section.
    Yep, IIRC I paid $5 for 50 of them at lowes.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazza2154 View Post
    Why use a toggle just use shock cord and use a nail knot to keep the profile small (form the nail knot cut the cord and heat seal the ends). Then as you reef the tarp from one end just slide the shock cord over the tarp (its already around the ridge line so it wont get lost) and work your way down the tarp. Similar to a snake skin.
    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Had to look up a "nail knot."

    Not sure how that will work with the SC... perhaps Ill try it.

    However... I think working the SC from one end to the middle of the furled tarp eats into the "quick" aspect of getting your tarp in and out.
    I think what Bazza's approach is using the nail knot to create SC bands (like a rubberband) after you reef, then you just slide the SC bands down and over the reefed tarp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOB1520 View Post
    I think what Bazza's approach is using the nail knot to create SC bands (like a rubberband) after you reef, then you just slide the SC bands down and over the reefed tarp.
    In a nutshell thanks Bob
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