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    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyBunny View Post
    So can the SuperFly doors be closed with the WBRR? and Spaceweaseal what's wrong with the straight side of the CloudBurst?

    The RR's head bar is touching the Maccat deluxe side and it can't be pitch low and close
    I don't doubt it! I found the Mac Cat Dlx way too small for my BMBH with it's 31" bars, I can imagine I would have a lot less room with the 39.5" bars on the RR. That's why I sold my MC Dlx and got the JRB tarp. But, there were still problems, especially if I needed to close one end to block the shifting winds. But the grip clip pull outs worked so great, that it made me wonder if I could have got by with the MC Dlx if I had used Grip Clip pullouts on that tarp?

    Here are some pics of a JRB tarp plus GC pull outs providing lots of room over a JRB BMBH:




    In this pic, I am using a pull out on the rt side ( small dark circle is Grip Clip ) on the left no tie out, "doors" closed.


    Again, doors closed:


    With all the room this gave me, you can see why it made me wonder if I could have squeaked by using them on the MC Dlx. EDIT: still, I doubt I ever could have closed the ends down like that without the rectangular shape of the JRB, even with pull outs. The Hex cut on the ends of the MCD would have made that difficult.
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    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
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    Without pull outs or a high wide pitch, I had plenty of bar contact with my JRB 11X10 tarp. But, though it made me nervous, I never got any damage, that same tarp is still good and water resistant/proof. I'm thinking maybe the sil has a little give to it?
    Quote Originally Posted by chewbacca View Post
    I have had some contact with spreader bars and my bmbh and Jrb 11 x 10 tarp when pitching it tighter. I guess I never woried about it much. It seems like it would take a lot to damage the sil nylon especially with the rounded edges of the spreader bars.
    Right, years later I'm still using the JRB tarp that had plenty of bar contact with no signs of problems. Still, the main time it would worry me was when high speed broadside winds would slam the tarp into the bars. Never punctured, but I did not like it much!

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    Wasn't it a cuben tarp that the guy polked a hole in it with his BMBH 31" bars? It was not a sil tarp, I know that. Who was that?

    It was me,,scraping the sides of the cuben HG 12 winter cuben tarp about 3 inches of misqule itty bity holes from the end of the spreader bar rubbing the cuben tarp,,patched it with cuben stick on that you can buy off Joe of Zpacks, and then made some ethafoam blocks to put over the ends of the spreader bars to protect the tarp which work great. Its the reason I asked if anybody was using cuben tarps with their RR's as its 40 inches wide at the head end of the hammock.
    Acer, my man! I knew it was a person of grit and experience, I just couldn't recall who! Was that with the UL? If so, it was probably that little extra inch of bar width that did you in!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    ... But the grip clip pull outs worked so great, that it made me wonder if I could have got by with the MC Dlx if I had used Grip Clip pullouts on that tarp?

    .....With all the room this gave me, you can see why it made me wonder if I could have squeaked by using them on the MC Dlx. EDIT: still, I doubt I ever could have closed the ends down like that without the rectangular shape of the JRB, even with pull outs. The Hex cut on the ends of the MCD would have made that difficult.
    Thanks, will experiment on the grip clip or Dutch's tarp pull-out, maybe add a GrizzBeak or two........
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    [QUOTE=BillyBob58;866832]Right, years later I'm still using the JRB tarp that had plenty of bar contact with no signs of problems. Still, the main time it would worry me was when high speed broadside winds would slam the tarp into the bars. Never punctured, but I did not like it much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Acer View Post

    Acer, my man! I knew it was a person of grit and experience, I just couldn't recall who! Was that with the UL? If so, it was probably that little extra inch of bar width that did you in!
    I showed it in the videos I did of doing the Professor Hammock Mods to the BMBH UL and stripping the bug net and putting 7/64 amsteel in place of webbing and steel rings. I am seriously thinking of getting a RR without bug net just to try out tho,,and will keep everybody posted as to how it works with cuben tarps.

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