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    Square Tarp Seam

    If you make a square tarp, would it work to have the seam go corner to corner or would that be too much stress on the seam.

    I found some coated material at my local Wally World, but not enough to make two tarps unless I can take the seam corner to corner. That seems(haha) inadvisable.

    There's about 10 yards 60" wide. I need at least one tarp. Would like two. What's the most efficient way to use it?

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    JRB's 8x8 are corner to corner and I've never had a problem with mine. I've hung it with the seam both parallel and perpendicular to the hammock. Actually, I never seamsealed it and went thru some decent rains with it in both configurations, and it hasn't leaked on me that I could tell.
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    I know a place here in Minnesota that sells colorful tarps that have seams all over the place. I think that people worry too much about where to have them and what forces are on them. Any decent seam will stand up to a fair bit of abuse and pull in any direction. You probably won't be out in hurricanes anyway, so feel free to make the tarps anyway you see fit. HYOH. MYOG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarmSoda View Post
    Any decent seam will stand up to a fair bit of abuse and pull in any direction.
    As long as it's not cuben! But that's why they have bonding and tape, I guess.
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