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    Tarp line hardwear!

    I have a continuous tarp ridgeline made from 1.25mm line and I am in need of a tensioner! I looked at the figure-9 but it doesn't hold as the line is too small, does anyone have any ideas as I am all out as everything that I have found only works with 1.75mm line or greater, everything else slips!
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    Dutch's Tarp Flyz?

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    You could put a prussic on the line, wrap your line around the tree, then go through the loop of the prussic and pull the line back towards the tree to tension everything. Then tie a slippery half hitch or two on the backside of the prussic to keep it all tight. Should keep things taut, and not need any hardwear other than a loop of line. It will do the same thing as a figure 9, just won't be as fancy, and you'll have to tie a knot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    Dutch's Tarp Flyz?
    That would be great, but, currently there are no more as he made only a limited amount! He said that there most likely would be more made (which could change) but a unknown time frame, also my trip is next month!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave41079 View Post
    You could put a prussic on the line, wrap your line around the tree, then go through the loop of the prussic and pull the line back towards the tree to tension everything. Then tie a slippery half hitch or two on the backside of the prussic to keep it all tight. Should keep things taut, and not need any hardwear other than a loop of line. It will do the same thing as a figure 9, just won't be as fancy, and you'll have to tie a knot.
    I have tried doing that, but found that for me it became difficult with such small line, and at one point started to hurt! That was the reason for asking about tensioners!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    That would be great, but, currently there are no more as he made only a limited amount! He said that there most likely would be more made (which could change) but a unknown time frame, also my trip is next month!
    You know Dutch so just beg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    You know Dutch so just beg!
    Yea I could do that, but, I don't feel that that would be appropriate since he did that as a super awesome gesture to offer them like he did, and also there are persons in front of me waiting for the possible next batch (or at least they posted before me in that thread)!
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    I appreciate the help, keep the comments coming as maybe/hopefully something will work???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    I have tried doing that, but found that for me it became difficult with such small line, and at one point started to hurt! That was the reason for asking about tensioners!
    I definitely understand that. Small line can really dig into you. Any way you could make something like a UCR with the 1.25mm line? It seems to me that no matter what you'll be pulling on that line to get it tight. What kind of line is it?
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