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    GG tarp no-sew, no-fabric tie-outs

    I have the 12x12 guide gear tarp, and I'd like to add center tie-outs to use it in winter mode. I read the threads on adding them. Problem is, I can't sew, I don't have any fabric, and I'm terrible at DIY (see signature). Is there a easy, cheap way to do it? Would a simple grommet punch work? I'm considering just using a larks head around a ball on each side (temporary is ok).

    Any advice is appreciated.
    Comically bad at DIY

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    Grip clips...

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    I use grip clips on my guide gear 12. you can get em at jacks r better

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    are they better than using these?

    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

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    Quote Originally Posted by chorpie View Post
    I would think Grip Clips would be easier on the material as a side pull out.
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    yea im definently not a pro at tarp things but that looks like it would damage the tarp after a couple uses or if you tightened the tarp alot. but I don't know. I know my grip clips work good.

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    it would be hard to place them where you want them, the only place would be on the edges, the grip clips can go anywhere on the tarp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chorpie View Post
    I used something similar to those recently. Made a small tear in my GG tarp. Thankfully the tear is where I plan to sew in the tie-outs, and the tie-out backing should fix the tear.

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    Actually, your idea of a larkshead around a ball is one of the better solutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewtonGT View Post
    I use grip clips on my guide gear 12. you can get em at jacks r better
    I got these from Jacks for mine but they keep "sliding" off the edge. They are fine if there is no wind but our wind is anywhere from 20 to 50 mph this time of year.
    "Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground."

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