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  1. #21
    Senior Member Steve D's Avatar
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    Looks great from here!! Well done HayJay!

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    Member trippaw's Avatar
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    Very nice. I've got a brown one that I've thought about doing this to. It's nice to see such detailed step-by-step instructions! Thanks!

    As to the crinkly noise, my tarp is well loved and not so loud any more, but still water tight. Kind of like running tyvek through a washer a couple times -- except mine was tied to the back of my pickup at 60 mph.
    "Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive" - Elbert Hubbard

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    Great article, exactly what I was looking for, nice shape too, I'm going to give this one a go. Thanks buddy!

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    And all this time I thought I was the only one here that played around with the "redneck" blue poly tarp. Great job and great wright up.

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    thank you for this tutorial, has helped me tremendously with my plans

    i think this deserves to be sticky

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    New Member texassling's Avatar
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    Looking at setting up a similar tarp for when I go car camping. Anyone have any thread suggestions? As of now I'm thinking 100% UV protected Poly

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    Frankly I wouldn't get too crazy about the thread, since standard thread probably has about the same UV resilience as the blue poly itself.

  8. #28
    New Member kayakbuilder's Avatar
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    I love this for a nice budget starter tarp.

    My wife just got me a WL Tad Pole for Christmas, but my 9 year-old son needs a tarp for his hammock. I am thinking of going this route or doing something similar with Tyvek. I could check the Harbor Freight tarps or go with an 8x10 blue poly tarp at REI for $7 that weighs 18 oz. The Tyvek 9x9 looks like it weighs 16.2 oz.

    Which is going to be a better cat-cut hex tarp, blue poly, or Tyvek? The Tyvek doesn't require sewing, just use Tyvek Tape, but the blue poly is definitely cheaper to make.

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    tyvek is only water resistant. The blue poly is waterproof as long as it is intact.

  10. #30
    Senior Member Northern Mike's Avatar
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    Great thread and a huge help for my up and coming tarp project.
    I just ordered a ENO DD and am now putting the pieces together for camping. I'm thinking of going with a bit heavier poly tarp which as a thermal reflective side to it.
    It gets pretty cool here when it rains and during the spring/fall nights.

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