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    Sewing loops on Guide Gear 12x12

    What is the best way to add the center webbing loops to the Guide Gear 12 x 12 tarps?

    Also, I realize they are for a different configuration, but what are the loops just in from the corner loops for?

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    Not necessarily the best way, but my quick and dirty way was to sew 3/4" grosgrain to an oxford nylon scrap (with the edges hemmed) and then sew it all to the tarp. Please don't judge the stitching...it is some of the worst I have ever done.

    The two loops on the tarp edge can be used to reduce flapping in the wind, or more importantly for our application, to create doors to close off the ends.
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    Thanks.

    I thought I saw a recent thread where the gross grain was sewed along the length of them tarp hem with no reinforcement. I cant find the thread now. I think I am remembering it wrong though bc surely you have to reinforce.

    I see where the two tie outs just below the ridgeline can be used to tie the door shut. But what about the ones visible in your thrid picture on the seam of the closed door?

    If these were more toward the middle they could be used to pull out the sides, but they are not quite in enuf.

    I cant think of their use in even non-hammock applications.

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    Those loops are on the diagonal, and can be used to thread a single ridgeline through for a diamond pitch...makes an awesome dining/cooking fly.
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    You know I think that occured to me last night and I forgot. The thing is so big its hard to find a spot indoors to spread it out and look at it.

    I wish the stayed on the diagonal, but were moved up some so they could serve the dual purpose of being side pull outs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwk10 View Post
    You know I think that occured to me last night and I forgot. The thing is so big its hard to find a spot indoors to spread it out and look at it.

    I wish the stayed on the diagonal, but were moved up some so they could serve the dual purpose of being side pull outs.
    Go look at the jack's site...they have some clip on things for pull outs.
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    I just finished putting 2 center tie out points on mine over my lunch break. Now mine can be pitched in Winter mode with doors just like in gmcttr's picture.
    Let me tell you, this thing is Bad A$$ when pitched in winter mode.

    For sewing the tie out loops I used the directions for Test #5 from this post:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...67&postcount=6

    That is not the way I have sewn loops on all of the tarps I've made, but it is hard to argue with NomadicPsyche's destruction test results. This is very clearly the strongest method that he tested.
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    Help sewing webbing

    I followed Nomadic's instructions, but had issues sewing the webbing. I sewed the triangle nylon reinforcement on farily well and fairly easily, but had issues with the webbing. Ther first pass on the webbing went fine, but after that either the top thread would pull out or the bobbin thread would break or some other problem.

    Do I need to adjust the tension when sewing the webbing?
    Any other tips on sewing webbing?
    Thanks

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    Less foot pressure and less thread tension work for me.
    Your squeezing more (thicker) material, and the thread is traveling a greater distance.

    Try a new needle suited for heavy duty sewing.
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    I am using a sharp upholstery needle.
    How low do you set the tension?

    Also how do you adjust the foot pressure? I know each model is different, I will also read my manual tonight. Just wondering.

    Thanks for the quick reply.

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