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    tarp question

    I am going to make a catenary cut hex tarp. My question is is the cut allong the seam/ridgeline straight, or slightly curved to get the hang taught?
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    I happen to prefer a straight RL on my tarps. The reason I prefer that is that I feel like the cat cut RL's crowd me, like I'm loosing valuable real estate to the RL. YMMV.
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    I have had no problem using a straight ridgeline. Tarp is very taught still.
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    Second the straight rigdeline... I've made several tarps now and all of them had striaght cut ridge. Set up with a very tight ridgeline and you get a curved ridge... Note I do not run a continuous ridgeline...

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