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    Another option is to not have a continuous ridgeline. I used to use a continuous ridgleline and used both over and under the tarp. Since last summer I have been using 12 feet of cordage from each end attached to the trees. I have continuous loops on each tie out and they are secured to the line with prusiks so centering the tarp is just as easy as it was with a continuous ridgeline.
    Last edited by Bubba; 01-16-2012 at 12:06.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Over the tarp for the reason's mentioned by my friend GLP ... I still use a piece of cotton for a drip line on my hammock though, since in one huge down pour I even had water by-pass my Dutch biner on my hammock rig! Generally a ring or Dutch Biner will divert the flow but sometimes mother nature says "watch this sucker"!
    not to thread jack but HE i had the same problem with mine as well last year i think it was in Aug we had 5 inch of rain in a matter of hours and i had that problem with water passing my DB and getting my hammock and UQ wet
    i use cotton shoe laces now right before my hammock as drip lines i found dynaglide whoopies are like water pipes it just flows down LOL ....
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Great info, I was asking myself the same question as to why the difference.

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    2 separate lines like bubba in the 3season hanging...

    Under the tarp in the winter, for perceived strength in snow support.
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    Ridgeline over the tarp for me. I wanted a line to hang things inside, so I ran a line between the tie-outs that hangs under the tarp, with a little slack. It just stays there all the time. Of course, nothing wet gets hung there, near the hammock or bedding, so you can hang wet river stuff from the ridgeline on the outside of the tarp.
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    Tarp under ridgeline for me - just always worried about excessive wear on tarp from ridgeline rubbing against it. I might try it the other way just for kicks and giggles.

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    The tarp I currently have is really made to have the ridge line above it. That being said, I liked my time with a tarp and ridge line under it better, because it was added places for me to hang things but keep them dry. Adding drip lines can be very beneficial.

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    I have two separate lines with Dutch flyz on prusiks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I put my tarp over the ridgeline, but it does not have a cat-cut ridgeline. Just in case water would track under, I have a couple of pieces of cotton shoelace tied to the ridgeline, and position them just under the edge of the tarp as drip lines.

    The "over the line" approach takes the constant stress off the ridgeline tabs. Tarps are built to withstand that stress of course, but I've seen some pulling and stretching of the tab seams, and this is an easy way to give those tabs some relief.
    i wholly concur.

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    No ridgeline, I use the lines attached to the tie outs of my Hennessy tarps

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