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    Just Received my OES MacCat Standard!

    I just got my OES MacCat Standard in Black SilNylon. Pretty psyched about it. I know silnylon is the heavier then cuban or spinnUL but it feels very light

    Everything was top notch and Brian got it out to me fast along with acquiescing to a special request

    When I got it the silicon seam sealant was still a little sticky and the tarp was stuck to itself in many places. I carefully unstuck it and no damage appears to have occurred. There is a tiny amount of silicon on the tarp where it got stuck but that's no biggie. I'm not sure if the silicon didn't cure long enough before the tarp was stuffed into the sack or if it was really hot on the FedEx truck.

    I can't wait to get outside in the rain hehe.

    Thanks Brian!

    Sean

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    Great piece of gear - I love my tarps from OES!
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    You'll love it. I've got the same thing in Spinn and it's a very well-made tarp. There are no issues with the silicon on the tarp or it being sticky. Hang it somewhere where it can fully cure and you're all set.
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    I loooove my standard in black sil. 10.25oz aint to bad. Its a great size tarp, not to much, not to little. My seam sealant is still sticky after 10+ uses. And I let it sit out for over a month in my basement. Doesn't bug me though.

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    I received my deluxe today as well, but as I had to work both jobs today I am just getting home and havent even gotten to check it out yet, but bed can wait..I must see this tarp before I can rest!!!
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    I really love my Deluxe, Brian does good work, mine still sticks a little but its not a problem.
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    I let mine "dry" for about 6 hours and the silicon was "dry" as a bone. Not sure why it was so sticky when I received it. Maybe it didn't have time to set. Maybe it was a hot UPS Truck.

    Anyhow, I'm getting ready to set it up. My 1st go for suspension is going to be a 550 Cord Continuous Ridgeline with a #0 S-Biner on a Bowline at 1 end and a #0 S-Biner on a Prusik at the other end. The tarp will be attached with a couple Prusiks & more #0 S-Biners.

    The guy out lines & Prusiks will be made from some Red 3mm Utility Cord made by BlueWater.

    Any thoughts?

    Sean

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    Beglesm, your tarp lines will do fine. But keep in mind 550 is nylon and does stretch a bit. 3mm is pretty big, so your line set up may weigh a good amount but it will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exup View Post
    Beglesm, your tarp lines will do fine. But keep in mind 550 is nylon and does stretch a bit. 3mm is pretty big, so your line set up may weigh a good amount but it will work.
    Thanks for the heads up. That 3mm line & 550 cord is what I had lying around. I suspect I'll upgrade later. In fact, I just watched a video about how HH expects you to use the CRL on your Hammock to support the tarp. I'm thinking I could do the same (with the CRL on my WBBB) and save myself 36 feet of 550 cord.

    Right now, my OES MacCat Standard SilNylon, 36' of 550 cord, a couple prussiks, a few #0 S-Biners, 24' of 3mm line, & 4 REI aluminium tent stakes weighs in at 18.78 oz.

    Sean

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