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    who has a tarp pattern?

    Do any of you know of someone who might have a pattern to sell for a cat tarp? I think I got my wife convinced to make me a silnylon one. Already got the material ordered. Lots of info and instructions but she's thinking a pattern would be easier if she had one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawldaddy View Post
    Do any of you know of someone who might have a pattern to sell for a cat tarp? I think I got my wife convinced to make me a silnylon one. Already got the material ordered. Lots of info and instructions but she's thinking a pattern would be easier if she had one.
    You have looked at BlackBishop's directions? I'm not aware of there being any more detailed tarp instructions/patterns than his posted on his site.
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    I think he's looking for the pattern that BlackBishop recommends making so that you only have to measure once.

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    I don't imagine anyone has a full size tarp pattern, which sounds like what you want. But, you can make a pattern from BB's directions in about an hour or less out of poster board. All six cat cuts are the same so you only have to make 1 curve pattern. And really you only need to make half of the curve.
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    I made mine like his blackcat. I have weathered a few storms. I would consider not a true hex. But have the sides parrellel to the ground longer then the other sides. I think that would leave less wasted space on the ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I made mine like his blackcat. I have weathered a few storms. I would consider not a true hex. But have the sides parrellel to the ground longer then the other sides. I think that would leave less wasted space on the ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I made mine like his blackcat. I have weathered a few storms. I would consider not a true hex. But have the sides parrellel to the ground longer then the other sides. I think that would leave less wasted space on the ends.
    As an estimate, what sort of length (or ratio) would you recommend on the 'longer' sides?

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