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    gargoyle's Avatar
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    RL under the tarp. Never got wet.

    Old school lines allowed water to travel down the lines. New stuff like amsteel, zing-it and dynaglide are hydrophobic (doesnt absorb water) so they are less prone to having water travel down.

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    Ridgeline under the tarp for me. It just "seems" to add more support in case of snow or a heavy rain causing pooling in a tarp not strung tight enough. I also use the prussics around the CRL and tied to the tarp ridge tie-outs. It makes it super easy to place the tarp exactly where I want it.

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    I usually do over the top because its higher away from the hammock and if the weather turns really bad it holds better and is stronger that way. Some times I use s-biners and clip stuff on the continual RL under the tarp too so that's nice.

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    Started with line tied to the tarp ends and prussics, but thought a CRL above the tarp looked sexier. However, because I use paracord for the ridgeline I found stretch to be an issue. Moved the CRL beneath the tarp--less stretch, but as noted by OP, the tarp tended to rub a bit. Moved back to the line-tied-to-tarp-ends method.

    If I ever use dynaglide I might give the CRL-above-the-tarp another go. It's a tyvek tarp, though--you love it for what it is rather than try to over-adorn it. Dynaglide with tyvek is like putting a walrus in a slinky red evening dress... it's still a gigantic sea mammal with a mustache, but now it just looks silly
    Last edited by timabababaluka; 08-29-2012 at 11:11. Reason: brain-dead typist
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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    That's pretty slick! I may have to experiment with that idea. I am assuming you can get the 8-10" drop without every re-tieing the CRL?
    Yep, that's correct. The prussik loops let the tarp drop down for better coverage.

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    Mine runs under the tarp, but the actual Ridgeline is usually somewhat slack.

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    I set up my tarp over the ridgeline! Maddog
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    The one time I set up both hammock and tarp, I did it w/o a ridgeline, just for a few minutes to test it out and tied the tarp to both trees with a taut line hitch. It took practically no time and worked fine. I want to try to get the ridgeline tied and fine tuned, but I, too, am wondering where is the optimal place for the tarp.
    Last edited by Michelle the Camper; 08-28-2012 at 06:16.

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    I like mine over the hammock.

    Set it so there's as much as possible overhanging each end evenly. Can easily move it around to adjust for wind direction if I need to.

    The Prussik loops allow for infinetesimal amounts of adjustment for position and tension.

    I run my ridge line under the tarp and have the loops connected to the tarp with soft shackles.
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    I just tie to the ends with a prusik and Dutch hook on the end,easy/quick to set up and adjust. Works great for me ..

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