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    Superfly

    So I found some time to tinker around today. I switched out my guylines from my old tarp and did some splicing to make two more so all the pullouts would have lines. I have the four corners and side pulls rigged up with red 1.75mm zing-it prussic onto grey 2mm lash-it for the lines. Each line has a locked brummel at the stake end and buried end at the tarp end. This allows me to adjust them from the inside if the weather is nasty. I really like the doors and the way they tuck away with the help of a couple 7/64 amsteel blue continuous loops. I have the door tie outs rigged up with some bungee and plastic hooks. They are just the right lengths to pull inside and connect with the amsteel loops. It will be interesting to see how the side pulls perform. They do seem a little high up but I've never used side pulls and I'm sure Brandon knows where they work best. This tarp seems to have it all for me.

    1- lightweight
    2- doors
    3- side pullouts
    4- rugged corner tie outs
    5- reinforced ridgeline
    6- plenty of room
    7- lots of configuration possibilities
    just to name a few
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    Im with ya,
    I have the Mambajamba and although slightly smaller it is right on point for me. home made doors make it my go to for all excursions
    The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can,
    Pursuing it with eager feet,
    Until it joins some larger way
    Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then? I cannot say.
    - The Lord of the Rings

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    I just got my MacCat Deluxe back from having 2QZQ add permanent doors. I like your bungee & hook idea for the door tie-outs. I'll have to try that. I'm thinking a tarp with doors will be an all around great shelter.
    Thanks for the pics.
    KJ

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    the superfly lives up to it's name.
    it's my second home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cataraftgirl View Post
    I just got my MacCat Deluxe back from having 2QZQ add permanent doors. I like your bungee & hook idea for the door tie-outs. I'll have to try that. I'm thinking a tarp with doors will be an all around great shelter.
    Thanks for the pics.
    KJ
    I was using an equinox 10X12 rectangular tarp. The corners swung in to close off but it seemed to reduce the room inside. The superfly's doors leave plenty of room inside when closed. I like being able to close it up in cool weather and get cozy!
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    Cool! My SF arrived late last week

    but I have not had a chance to fiddle with it. Also, I have misplaced the pack of Triptease I planned on using for pullouts.........

    Mike, I assume you used shock cord on the door corner stake-outs? How long did you make them?

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsaults View Post
    but I have not had a chance to fiddle with it. Also, I have misplaced the pack of Triptease I planned on using for pullouts.........

    Mike, I assume you used shock cord on the door corner stake-outs? How long did you make them?

    Jim
    They are about 10 inches. 21ish doubled over, tied off, then larksheaded on.
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    Heck I though the tarp you had at the sods was nice this will be even nicer.

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    Try tying your side pulls more up and out. I really get more room that way. When I'm in the woods I just tie out with my lines to a tree. In the backyard I tie out to the kids swing set
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    Quote Originally Posted by medicjimr View Post
    Heck I though the tarp you had at the sods was nice this will be even nicer.
    And weighs half as much!
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