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    Senior Member Frost's Avatar
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    Clear Vinyl 'Fabric' For A Tarp?

    Has anybody used the clear vinyl 'fabric' that's available at some craft stores for a tarp? A lot of it is pretty heavy stuff, but it can be found in surprisingly light weights if you dig around. I can't find specific weights online, but I felt some that I think was 8 gauge at the fabric store a few days ago and thought it might be doable, if a little heavy.

    I'm just not positive about the durability if it's stretched. It is absolutely window-glass clear, especially when under a little tension. It would certainly blow Cuben out of the water in that regard!

    Any thoughts?

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    The question most asked is do you want to be seen? Some of us are trying for stealth - I don't see you, you don't see me.
    Seriously, it will depend on the shear strength of the material, i.e., can it withstand the forces from the ridgeline and guyouts when under load. Since vinyl is not a reinforced material, it most likely wear tear easily and it is probably not UV resistant.
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    Somebody recently made a tarp out of Shower Curtains (similar to Vinyl, but much cheaper)
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=55065

    and another made one out of window shrink film...
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=53540
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