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    HH Hex Fly questions

    I was able to get that extra large sil hex fly when I ordered my HH Desert Rat. I was reading on another thread about the cat cut tarps and there was a photo of a cat cut tarp overlying a HH tarp.

    For those who own this larger HH tarp, how do you pitch it so that it is taught? (no flapping in the wind.)

    I love the super size of this tarp!! What is the possibility of having the HH tarp cut and sewn to have the curved cuts?
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    You should be able to cut cat-cuts in it without losing too much coverage. It has a 12' ridgeline right (can't remember if it's 10' or 12')? Should be plenty of coverage if you go that route. The MacCat standard uses a 10' ridge. It gets a little close with the longer hammocks like the Exlporer and Safari models, but should work on the Rat.

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    I was wrong, the micro uses a 10' ridge; sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuffs View Post
    I was able to get that extra large sil hex fly when I ordered my HH Desert Rat. I was reading on another thread about the cat cut tarps and there was a photo of a cat cut tarp overlying a HH tarp.

    For those who own this larger HH tarp, how do you pitch it so that it is taught? (no flapping in the wind.)

    I love the super size of this tarp!! What is the possibility of having the HH tarp cut and sewn to have the curved cuts?
    i really like the hex silnylon tarp,extreme coverage for its lite wieght,pitches
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    I have this tarp over my JRB Bridge hammock in the back yard( heavy rains expected.). The Mac Cat Deluxe was not quite big enough for this hammock, though it very nearly was.

    I would like it even better if it had a cat cut, but it's really pretty good like it is. Lot's of coverage and a surprisingly taut pitch for a non-cat cut.

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    I've ordered this tarp (should get it tomorrow) with the idea of cat cutting the sides. Is there a slight cat curve on the ends already? It looks that way in the pictures y'all have posted.

    I'll have to gather up the nerve to do the operation and consult with lvleph's cat cut spreadsheet. Maybe after Christmas. Will definitely post pictures afterwards, even if it turns out badly...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    You should be able to cut cat-cuts in it without losing too much coverage. It has a 12' ridgeline right (can't remember if it's 10' or 12')? Should be plenty of coverage if you go that route. The MacCat standard uses a 10' ridge. It gets a little close with the longer hammocks like the Exlporer and Safari models, but should work on the Rat.
    The sil hex has a 12 ft ridge, the HH PU hex has 11 ft ridge( measured 'em both, swapped the PU for the Sil). And of course, my MC DELUXE had a 10.8 ft ridge. I may cat cut my sil hex someday, but really, so far, it's not all that bad in the wind. I've experienced worse.
    Last edited by BillyBob58; 12-12-2007 at 08:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    If it ain't broke......
    fix it...


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    Bungee line tensioners work pretty well on mine. DTE

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