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    Quote Originally Posted by hommes90 View Post
    Why above the tarp? And why "especially" with the Big Mamajamba?
    It prevents chafing of the tarp fabric against the ridgeline. I've seen it argued both ways: one school says that the CRL will help support the tarp against things dropping on it (snow and branches) if run underneath the tarp, while the other says that the CRL won't do much of anything except rub a hole in your tarp fabric so running it overhead is desirable.

    With the BMJ, it has doors that can be closed. Since you can run the ridgeline over the tarp, it helps to have that out of the way when you close the doors. At least, that's my assumption, and you know what they say about those...

    Personally, I run my ridgeline above the tarp. However, I don't have to worry about snow loading here in Florida, either. YMMV.

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    I won't try to change your mind on the continuous ridgeline for the tarp, but you'd be hard pressed to damage the pullouts. Warbonnet actually suggests really tugging on the tarp to get a crisp set. I have a WB tarp from 2008 that's been setup, well, a lot! Each time, I tug the bejeebers out of it; still going strong.
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    I disagree that it needs to be either above or below. Run it where you feel like. We've not actually had reports posted of actual wear from cording under a tarp.

    I personally feel the MJ doesn't need a full-length ridgeline. It already has grosgrain binding along the whole seam, that doesn't really stretch. It will hold plenty of tension with just the ends tied out, if you so choose.

    Brandon designed the ridge that way both so that it doesn't have to be seam sealed, but also so that there is a maximum amount of pressure put on the fabric itself, limited by the binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I disagree that it needs to be either above or below. Run it where you feel like. We've not actually had reports posted of actual wear from cording under a tarp.

    I personally feel the MJ doesn't need a full-length ridgeline. It already has grosgrain binding along the whole seam, that doesn't really stretch. It will hold plenty of tension with just the ends tied out, if you so choose.

    Brandon designed the ridge that way both so that it doesn't have to be seam sealed, but also so that there is a maximum amount of pressure put on the fabric itself, limited by the binding.

    Hang it how you like, you'll do fine.
    Fair enough. Come to think of it, I don't believe I've ever heard an anecdote that actually supports a hole being rubbed in a tarp. I do believe I've seen an argument that that may happen, though.

    I may be misremembering that, though. Goodness knows, my brain likes to fill in the gaps in logic structures without my consent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perdidochas View Post
    Actually, in rain, the best bet is to string up the tarp first, then the hammock.
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    Hey there welcome to the HF. Nice to see another Minnesota hanger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    Make sure you put the ridgeline ABOVE the tarp, especially with the Big Mambajamba...
    Good to know. That was my inclination, but wondered about running it underneath. Adjustable ridge line and snakeskins on the way for my mamba. Thanks for the tips everyone. Love this forum.

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