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    Cat cuts on a cuben tarp?

    Hello All

    I've bought the materials, trimmed the mylar edge off the cuben, decided on dimensions, tie out placement, etc, etc.

    This is going to be a rectangluar tarp 10.5'X8.5' so I can get some wind relief by closing the corners. Now, does anyone have an opinion (like I need to ask ) on whether I should do cat cuts or leave it straight ? I was thinking a straight ridgeline with shallow (3") cuts on the sides.

    Anyone?
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    Cat cuts on the base edge aren't really necessary and I'd rather have the coverage near the ground for low pitch in wind. Cat cuts on the ridgeline is a different matter, I prefer a slight cat.

    David

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    Cuben doesn't stretch like silnylon does, so the cuts aren't needed to keep a cuben tarp taut, the way they do with a sil tarp. All the cuts would do on a CF tarp is reduce your coverage.

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    Thanks everyone!

    Makes sense re: the lack of stretch on cuben. Will omit the cat cuts and get the tarp done.

    Thanks again,
    "A Dead Last Finish (DLF) is better than a Did Not Finish (DNF) which is infinitely better than a Did Not Start (DNS)!"

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