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    Senior Member bowl-maker's Avatar
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    Any reason I should be using a ridgeline? The ridge on the tarp looked good and strong, and I like the way it pulls as-is. However, I am open to suggestions?

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    Senior Member alrany187's Avatar
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    It looks good as is. The only reason I could see for a ridge line would be in extreme weather for added support.

    What are the ground dimensions inside with the doors closed? I have a 12' x 10' DIY rectangle that I can close the ends on and the floor space is 6' square. Just wondering what yours is.

    Ellis

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    Senior Member CatSplat's Avatar
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    Looks great! If the fabric doesn't turn out to be waterproof in the long term, it might be a great candidate for making your own sil. Be sure to try it on some leftover fabric scraps first!

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    Senior Member bowl-maker's Avatar
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    Addendum to OP

    OK...addendum to the original post. Here are some pics of the weight and how it stuffs in the sack I made for it. The Sharpie is in the picture simply to give a sense of scale. It comes in right at 3 pounds with all of the rope and stuff sack (and I need to downsize the rope...I just grabbed some cheap 1/4" rope from home depot for now). Thanks for all of the input...so far it has been completely waterproof through a rainstorm and does quite a bit for improving the temp in my hammock when cold outside.

    I know it is a bit on the heavy side, I will re-weigh when I put lighter rope on. Also, I am considering removing the doors and making them optional in really bad weather. All in all, though, I am fairly happy. This tarp cost me a total of about $8, and it seems to have turned out pretty well for a first try.
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    Last edited by bowl-maker; 09-09-2012 at 14:46.

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