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    DIY self tensioning tarp lines

    Need some info/inst on DIY self tensioning tarp lines

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    Basically you can do it two ways...

    1. you can use shock cord as your complete tie out
    or
    2. you can get your normal tie out line and tie a length of shock cord in parallel with it
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    I just made some. I made 4 ft whoopie slings out of some braided mason line I had. To that I took a 12 inch piece of shock cord and tied a double fishermans knot to make a loop. larkhead that loop on to your tarp tie out. To adjust just tension the whoopie sling until you stretch the shock cord about an inch. Works great!
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=3731

    A great thread with several examples!
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    and: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=25052

    ...surgical tubing is also used.

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    Thanks

    Thanks so much everyone! That's exactly what I needed. Now just need some time.

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    Here's my method ... cheap, simple and works like a charm. Not to mention weighs nearly nothing compared to the surgical tubing method.


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    I girth hitch a loop of shock cord directly to the tarp tieout.

    I then girth hitch my cordage to the loop of shock cord.

    Simple, and it also acts as a fail safe (the loop of shock cord will snap before my tarp tears if someone [namely myself ] falls over the line).

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