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    New Custom tarp from OES

    A little while ago, I found myself some rare "Sage" (light olive) colored silnylon and my original thought was that I would make myself a tarp with it. I've never made a tarp before, and the silnylon was extremely rare, so after rethinking how rare it was to find this color silnylon, I thought it best to send it to someone who makes tarps for a living to do it up right. I do want to make my own tarp, but don't want to learn with this material. I sent it to Brian at OES and asked him if he'd make a tarp for me out of it. Answer: of course!

    I haven't had time to put it up outside yet (only in the basement), but Brian made a 12'x10' Sage colored silnylon tarp with 5 tie-outs per side, in order to be able to close off the ends if I wanted to. I'm of course very pleased with the construction. Top notch.

    I'll have to post pictures once I get a chance in daylight to hang it up outside (days sure are short now, aren't they?). Maybe this weekend.

    Looks like I have a few options on how to rig it. Fun toys, fun toys.

    I've got some gray sil still in the basement. I'll try my hand at tarp making with that.
    Last edited by NCPatrick; 12-16-2008 at 20:31. Reason: custom tarp, OES


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    Congrats, I can't wait to see it. I'm about to embark on making another tarp myself with some gray sil I found earlier this year.
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    You guys have it so good with the availability of material there, over here in Aus we cannot get sil at all no, no-seeum not much at all

    I cannot wait to see the pics of the new tarp
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    NCP - you're on double top secret posting probation for dropping a teaser like that with no pics. Especially since it's that color.
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    Double top secret? Oh noes!

    I'll post some pics from the basement tonight then, if only to get off of DTSPP.


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    Here are some close-up pictures of the tarp from my basement. I'll try to find some daylight and get better pics this weekend. At least you can see the color in these pics...

    Geez, the things a guy has to do to get off of DTSPP around here...
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    That sure is purdy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    That sure is purdy.
    Thanks! Brian did a great job with it...


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    Looks great! But from the pictures, it looks green on one side & gray on the other???
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Looks great! But from the pictures, it looks green on one side & gray on the other???
    That must be a trick of the lighting. Some pics I used the flash and some I didn't, and it's all under fluorescent lights. It's all that deeper green color. I think broad daylight would show better.


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