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    Member Magoober's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fred1diver View Post
    ok I might be totally off topic but what is the reasoning in an over the top RL, I might be wrong but having it under lets you hang stuff to dry and helps support the tarp (I think) so why use an over the top
    I do it mainly because i find i can get a more taught pitch with my noah 9 if i use an over the top. i just can't seem to get the sides tight enough when my RL is underneath.
    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I have not lived.
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    I personally like two separate lines, one at each end of the tarp. One end is permanently tied to the tie-out, the line goes around the tree, back to a Figure 9 that is already on the line near the attachment to the tarp.

    Too much line tends to get tangled. Actually, all my lines tangle - it's just easier to untangle a shorter line

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    I honestly didn't think this thread would get this much attention. I really appreciate everyones input. As I have said before I have been a full length ridge line guy, but with this information, I will maybe give a few new methods a try.

    Seems to me, that there is no wrong way, but many right ways to try out.
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    I've been wanting to make a change on my tarp which would be quicker and require minimal knots for winter. I like the idea of a micro-biner on one end and then having three prussik knots on the RL. Two for the tarp for centering and one that can be used with a toggle after looping the tree and making a quick release knot for the toggle (don't know the name of the knot). Would the prussik knot hold well that way? As far as a top or bottom RL, isn't it as easy as flipping the tarp one way or the other depending on the weather or need as a clothes hanger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I personally like two separate lines, one at each end of the tarp. One end is permanently tied to the tie-out, the line goes around the tree, back to a Figure 9 that is already on the line near the attachment to the tarp.

    Too much line tends to get tangled. Actually, all my lines tangle - it's just easier to untangle a shorter line
    That's how I tie out too. A permanent line on each end but then use a Taut-Line Hitch to tie off. This allows me to adjust and center the tarp.
    Someone said something about water running in on their line and I've had that happen on my hammock lines but solved it by tying a 1"x 9" ribbon cut from a Sham-Wow cloth around each of my Whoopies.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I personally like two separate lines, one at each end of the tarp. One end is permanently tied to the tie-out, the line goes around the tree, back to a Figure 9 that is already on the line near the attachment to the tarp.
    How much length do you leave for your "hook" side?

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    I use side out and tarp Flyz. The flyz make adjustments a breeze and i dont have any extra cordage on my rig.
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