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    I am interested in seeing if i can pull this off from the 11.5 ` tieouts. I am sur this is prolly wht was meant by "the next set of tieouts" the shortside would be the fly and the longer backside would act as the wraparound doors. I am keeping a positive outlook because that was some pretty spiffy tarpwork. Indeed i think i have the 14ft version with cat cuts. But that wont stop me.. If i have to i will add grizzbeaks. Less you wanna trade for one of those 2 ya got....
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    Quote Originally Posted by soulsurvivor View Post
    I am interested in seeing if i can pull this off from the 11.5 ` tieouts. I am sur this is prolly wht was meant by "the next set of tieouts" the shortside would be the fly and the longer backside would act as the wraparound doors. I am keeping a positive outlook because that was some pretty spiffy tarpwork. Indeed i think i have the 14ft version with cat cuts. But that wont stop me.. If i have to i will add grizzbeaks. Less you wanna trade for one of those 2 ya got....
    I'm gonna try and play with it tomorrow, but using the 11.5' tie-out I don't see how you could shut off more than one end. That's good for blocking wind, but not necessarily good for winter. When I took my Grizz Beaks out last year in 15-degree weather, it was 26 degrees inside my tarp. The Grizz Beaks added a lot of warmth.

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    well this has given me some good ideas on my own tarp thanks fore the info

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    i am 6'1". wonder if a 96" ridgeline would make me a banana? if its at all possible, i see potential to close both ends

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulsurvivor View Post
    i am 6'1". wonder if a 96" ridgeline would make me a banana? if its at all possible, i see potential to close both ends
    The 83% rule has served me well. With your Skeeter Beeter Pro hammock you should be sporting a 104.5 inch ridgeline. Remember that decreasing the ridgeline length will also increase the height you'll have to hang your tarp off the ground. The shorter the ridgeline, the higher you have to have your hammock ridgeline off the ground.

    That's the problem you're gonna have with a 10 to 11 ft. hammock.

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    i dont actuall have a hammock ridgeline yet. would def have to add one for most of these configs. anyone got a good tip forinstalling one without wrecking the hammock??

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    Okay, video is coming in a few minutes (YouTube is processing). Hopefully this will give you a better idea of what my tarp looks like (new version).

    The sides are 11 ft. The ridge line is 15 ft 1 in (181 in/460 cm). The distance between the first set of tie-outs parallel to the ridge line is 9 ft 3 in (111 in/282 cm)--just wide enough for most hammocks, but it can be tight for others.

    For reference, the pipe stand in the photo is roughly 12 ft (3.6 m) wide.


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    Quote Originally Posted by soulsurvivor View Post
    i dont actuall have a hammock ridgeline yet. would def have to add one for most of these configs. anyone got a good tip forinstalling one without wrecking the hammock??
    Ridge lines are easy to install and don't impact a gathered end hammock at all, or shouldn't. At its most basic form, get a line and tie a loop on each end (figure-8 on a bight) so you have the distance set you want. Thread the suspension of your hammock through those loops on the ridge line and you're set.

    You can make adjustable ridge lines or more elaborate ones, but that's the basic idea.

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    skeeter beeter.... not quite that easy with integrated bugnet. forcing the paracord thru the end seems a bit daunting.. very tight and full perimeter sewed.. maybey a special pull type needle?

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