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    Quote Originally Posted by tpkanu View Post
    The design, as it is now, should give you about 1' overhang at head and foot when you lay on the diagonal. That should be plenty, but if you cat cut your edges you may lose some needed coverage. Cat cutters beware.

    Please post pics of your finished tarp.

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    Thanks for the warning, I'm a bit skeptical about it taking off too much also. I found a formula for cat-cutting that's relatively simple:
    Convert the length of a side into inches and multiply it anywhere from 4%-6%. This gives you the apex of the curve. For my particular tarp however, at 5% for the longest side, it takes off 6.3" and 4% took off 5" which is not that much of a difference. For the shorter lenght of the tarp, the reduction is 4.2" That's a scary cut! Anything less than 4% supposedly is not going to be that effective. I'll have to be very careful with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLRider View Post
    Looks good.

    Something that might be worth doing is leaving a smallish portion of the reinforcement triangles unsewn towards the center of their long seam. Hennessy does this with their hex tarp, and it makes a nice "pocket" to stuff the guylines into to help avoid tangling.

    If you want, I can post a photo of what I'm talking about.
    Sure. I saw that also, they are placing it on the underside if I'm not mistakened. They are using no seeum mesh fabric to contain thier guyline, it's a great idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle_ray_ray View Post
    Sure. I saw that also, they are placing it on the underside if I'm not mistakened. They are using no seeum mesh fabric to contain thier guyline, it's a great idea.

    Yep, they're on the underside, but at least with last year's PU-coated hex model, it's solid nylon rather than mesh. Though mesh would work just fine for that application.

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    Actually I'd prefer the mesh. I have a tendancy to continuing to add items of convienence until I loose my weight advantages.With only two tieouts, I'm consideing a small no-seem mesh bag instead of a snake skin. I'll see how that goes.

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