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    Continuous Ridge Line question

    I have been looking at options for a CRL. I have been using Lash/Zing-it, but I was thinking that it might be possible to use something smaller and have it break away before the tarp gets shredded by the wind. These question came to mind when I looked in to Z-packs 1.25mm spectra cord for a CRL.
    • Is this line strong enough for the CRL or should it just be use as the guy lines?
    • Should the CRL be stronger than the tarp?


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    I used the z-line this past weekend at tarp lines and CRL, without issue. We had some pretty good winds. I never worried that the tarp or the lines would break. Plenty strong enough.

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    I would think the CRL should be fairly strong. The side guyouts should be the weaker ones I think. You're right that ideally any cordage used should fail before the tarp does but that's not always possible.
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    Thanks for the responses. I will have to play with this and see how it holds up. I don't want it to be so light that it fails after a few trips out but I want to protect my tarp too.
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    I use the Z line for my tarp tie outs. A few thoughts and observations based on use in a windy overnight hang:

    The line is very strong and it held up to about 30-40mph gusts

    I used rocks on top of my stakes and one line was rubbing against the rock and the line freyed. So there is a durability issue if the line is rubbing against anything. I managed to find the issue early and re-tied my guyline.
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    I'm clearly not an experienced hanger...but my son has used cheap, plain 'ole mason line for a continuous ridgeline for his HH stock tarp on both trips we've made this spring without any issues.

    Even if it does wear after a couple of trips...it's cheap and easy to replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    ...I used rocks on top of my stakes and one line was rubbing against the rock and the line freyed. So there is a durability issue if the line is rubbing against anything. I managed to find the issue early and re-tied my guyline.
    This is what I was afraid of. I was thinking it might wear around the tree too. I will have to keep an eye on this stuff over the next few weeks to see if it starts to show signs of wear. I might just have to stick with the Lash/Zing-it lines.
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