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    Senior Member CrackMunk's Avatar
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    First DIY tarp attempt

    So I have a HH and found the stock tarp to small, I knew I wanted a all around tarp one I can use for all types of weather and still have my privacy when I need it. witch lead me to a rectangle tarp. I thought I can make one! I will get what I want how I want and if I mess it up I'm the only one to blame & off I went! I got 7 yards of 60" wide poly ripstop nylon. Cut in half and then sewed the 2 pc together.

    I used seam seal tape to seal the ridgeline. Hope it works

    in porch mode


    I used camo grossgrain for tieouts

    pockets for line

    http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...2_140777_n.jpg[IMG]
    http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/216233_1776020766594_1421594622_31855294_7208334_n .jpg[/IMG]
    still a bit heavy and bulky but better then a blue tarp.

    storm set up.

    I made the simplest tarp I could. I still need to put the center tieouts on and do a little tweeking. stiching needs work not the prettest but as long as it does it job I'm happy.
    formally known as "carolb"
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    Senior Member BodhiKnight's Avatar
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    Great job! Love the digital tiger stripe.

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    Looks great man. How are you going to seal the tarp for waterproofing?

    Fronkey

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    Senior Member CrackMunk's Avatar
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    thanks. had fun working on it.
    it already water proof but for the seam on the ridgeline I used seam sealer tape.
    formally known as "carolb"
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    Oh ok. Sorry, you said ripstop up above, that's why I was asking how you were WP it. Cool idea with the guy line pockets.

    Fronkey

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    Excellent work, that thing looks great!
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    Senior Member CrackMunk's Avatar
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    Held togeather great in a small thunder storm with wind last night!
    formally known as "carolb"
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    Very Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolb View Post
    Held togeather great in a small thunder storm with wind last night!
    Isn't it nice when you make it and it WORKS!! Wooo Hooo!!

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    Senior Member CrackMunk's Avatar
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    My mistake its not nylon, still not as heavy as a blue tarp though
    http://shop.vtarmynavy.com/abu-digit...ial-p9631.aspx
    formally known as "carolb"
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