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    Cat cut at tarp ridgeline?

    Anyone tried putting a cat cut along the tarp ridgeline seam rather than the edges? Success? Failure? Pros/cons?....

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    I have read that it doesn't work as well, but I cannot remember where I read it. There are plenty of catcut tarps out there that do it.

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    The Warbonnet cat cut tarp seems to be cat cut on both the ridgeline and the edges. It looks like it would pitch very taut, but the reduction in head room is too much. JMO
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    Snow load, snow load, snow load.

    Those tarps with the cat cut ridgeline look like they would just collect snow. Although it does seem difficult to get anything to stick to the Sil, my luck says it would.

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    My tarp does not have a cat cut ridge line but after I stake it out the corners it looks like a cat cut looking curve on the ridge line. I don't think that I would make a cat cut ridge line because I feel it would bring the tarp down to close to the hammock and reduce the headroom too much, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Snow load, snow load, snow load.

    Those tarps with the cat cut ridgeline look like they would just collect snow. Although it does seem difficult to get anything to stick to the Sil, my luck says it would.
    Ice crystals do stick to sil. This was Bird Dog's MacCat last winter at Mt. Rogers. The ice crystals would stick, and the snow would pile up on the crystals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Snow load, snow load, snow load.

    Those tarps with the cat cut ridgeline look like they would just collect snow. Although it does seem difficult to get anything to stick to the Sil, my luck says it would.
    yeah, if I lived in Florida snow load would be my major concern too.

    (sorry, couldn't help myself...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    yeah, if I lived in Florida snow load would be my major concern too.

    (sorry, couldn't help myself...)

    Grizz
    And with global warming, what's snow?

    (couldn't help myself either).


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    yeah, if I lived in Florida snow load would be my major concern too.

    (sorry, couldn't help myself...)

    Grizz
    I still dream about snow (the legal kind). There is a reason why I've decided to go for a walk. This is the ONLY place I've lived that only has 1.5 seasons. But, I laugh at myself sometimes when I'm in the yard playing with my UQ in 100 degree heat.

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