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    Clark Rainfly Dimensions

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    Clark Rainfly Dimensions

    Would you be so good as to measure it for coverage?

    Not the maximum dimensions, 76" X 115", which Clark puts on the web page, but the minimums, between the seams on opposite sides of the catenary curve cuts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Would you be so good as to measure it for coverage?

    Not the maximum dimensions, 76" X 115", which Clark puts on the web page, but the minimums, between the seams on opposite sides of the catenary curve cuts? At least on the larger two Clark tarps the difference between max and min may affect a buy or carry decision.
    The dimensions are on the photo (in inches)

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    Thank you for pointing the dimensions out.
    This tarp is much larger at its widest than the standard tarp listed at the CJH web page, but narrower, too, and differently shaped. The Standard tarp shown there is symmetric in two dimensions equally wide at both ends.

    Are there additional attachment points / tie outs under the ridgeline? Are the tieouts on the edges grommets? In the tarp or in extending from the tarp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Thank you for pointing the dimensions out.
    This tarp is much larger at its widest than the standard tarp listed at the CJH web page, and differently shaped as well.

    Are there additional attachment points / tie outs under the ridgeline? Are the tieouts on the edges grommets? In the tarp or in extending from the tarp?
    I would look over the Clark photos and any on-line videos to make sense of this thing. It is quite different than most hammock tarps. I think the design relies on the end covers on the Clark hammocks.

    There is a swivel snap hook on the underside at the junction on the top where the 80"/ 25" sections meet. It has a webbing reinforcement.

    There are grommets at both ends of the top, at the bottom left corners (as it sits in the photo), and at the junction of the 72"/32" bottom sections. There are grosgrain loops at the bottom right corner.

    There are Velcro tabs at both vertical ends to close them. The right hand end section marked 22" is sewn about 2/3 of the way.

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    I found a fairly representative photo on line:


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaleW View Post
    I found a fairly representative photo on line:

    It may be in Warbonnetguy's subconscious that he once saw an oblique aerial view of this Clark rain fly, and recognized the potential of a bird image / avatar for selling his own (fine) hammocks. Your photo, like most of this fly, does not reveal the increased coverage at the head end -- to the right of your photo -- and weight savings at the foot end. What we see as beak is actually a tail.

    This fly is no inexpensive piece of kit, with 6 sewn panels, 6 edge tie outs and 2 more tie outs sewn under the ridgeline. There was likely an expectation that the rain fly not be hung level, so rain flows away from the head end. Dunno how much of this intent flowing from the design remains in current Clark set-up advice.

    As for length, it IS adequate, when centered, to cover an eight foot hammock. any hammocks on the end edges very nicely seals the occupant from weather. At 6' 2" you want a longer hammock.

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