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    Pole Mod tie down

    I added some pole supports to the center grommets of my tarp and the pole could use a center tie down. Can someone tell me if there is anything special I should take into consideration when adding a tie down to the inside of my tarp seam? Should I use a particular thread? Should I seal it after? It shouldn't be that invasive but I don't want to sew this on wrong.
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    Grommet??

    Anyways, good polyester thread, guttermans is often used by the diy guys. Good stuff.
    Definetely seal it afterwards, leaky tarps are not fun.
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    I have an Equinox 10x12. It has 5 grommets along each long side. I cut the corner tabs that recieve the support poles off of an old 3man coleman dome tent. The tabs also had D rings on the end of them. I would love to have the pockets like other mods but this is what I came up with. I Made a couple fisherman knot loops and attatched the tabs to the tie down grommet in the middle of the sides. Seems to work well but I could use a tie down inside.
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    Here's what I did.
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    Gotcha. I'm just not a fan of grommets. ymmv.
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    Oh I'll have me a BWDD someday but this is what I went with for now.
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