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    Most popular Tarp dimensions?

    Alright, it is time for me to make my tarp for warm weather rain protection for my GF and I's hammocks. I have been digging through threads here, and can't seem to really find out the most preferred dimensions or plans?? Help and advice much appreciated. Thanks.

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    For ease of setup in low / moderate wind and warmish weather I love a relatively small cat-cut diamond.

    In colder weather or driving winds / heavy rains you will want something that can either go level to the ground or even burrito / enclose you a bit more.

    There are many others here who know a lot more than I and I'm sure they will chime in
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    Any dimensions? Edit I see you have 12X12 in your avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCH View Post
    Any dimensions?
    The one that really matters is ridgeline length. Somewhere between 10-11 feet seems to be where most fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCH View Post
    Any dimensions? Edit I see you have 12X12 in your avatar.
    Mine is the fly made by Mosquito Hammock.

    It is 13 feet long x 10 feet wide and cat cut somewhere around 8 or so inches at the center of each curve.

    The 12 x 12 is my cold weather tarp and those dimensions are looking at it as a square. The dimensions of the diamond are the max dimensions. Diagram to follow shortly.

    EDIT:

    The Noah 12x12 is actually almost 17 feet long x 17 feet long if measured as a diamond... massive tarp. The 13x10 diamond is small in comparison (below)

    Diagram:


    EDIT: Couldn't resist - here is video of 3-D wire-frame rendering in Google Sketchup. http://screencast.com/t/OWI2NjgwN

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    Quote Originally Posted by XexorZ View Post
    EDIT: Couldn't resist - here is video of 3-D wire-frame rendering in Google Sketchup. http://screencast.com/t/OWI2NjgwN

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    For most 10' gathered end hammocks, in the summer, I like a 11x9 hex. Room to cook (or socialize) under if raining.
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    Rather fond of my 10x12 ... 12 on the ridge line ... from Equinox. But I do have a DIY that's 10x9 ... 10 on the ridgeline. Would have been longer but I made a DIY boo-boo

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    the size of my tarp depends on the season ......
    Maccat deluxe is what 'm using now...
    i do plan on making a few tarps soon .....just havn't gotten around to it yet
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    I prefer an 11’ cat cut ridgeline no matter how long the sides are…

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