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    Quote Originally Posted by irrationalsolutions View Post
    thats a good idea but what measurements work for you? i really dont want to have to make more than one of these to get it right. all this is really helpful i would be a lot worse off if i didnt find this place.
    I'm not the most knowledgable person on this topic, but if I was going to sew my own:
    11' ridge line
    10' side wall (5' each side)
    silnylon or spinnex, cat cut, full rectangle, 4 tie outs/side (use 1 on each end/side for end cap), 1 mid wall tie outs/side

    disclaimer: I have never made one of these, I don't even own one. If I wanted to make one, these are the basics where I would start.
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    Here are a couple of pics of the SuperFly (old model) in action:

    Set-up for cold and dreary.


    Set-up for good weather and a view.


    Our own HF member 'leftfield' thinking how nice it would be to have a Winter Tarp instead of that wittle itty bitty Hennessy fly.
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    Hey Cannibal,
    Do you know what the length is between the side tie-out corners, not counting the doors?
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    Not offhand and especially not on the current model. I'll be happy to measure when I get home if WBG doesn't answer the question first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    Hey Cannibal,
    Do you know what the length is between the side tie-out corners, not counting the doors?
    length of the side of the hex that runs along the ground is about 7'6" i believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    So Cannibal posted in another thread:



    For those of you who have spent a lot of time cold weather hanging and have tried multiple size/style tarps, what do you consider the ultimate size for a winter tarp? And if you have a favorite Winter tarp, what is it, and why? Post pics if possible.

    I now have several options besides my 11x14, and it gets tricky deciding which to take with as my CCS 11x14 is my go-to tarp summer or winter, and the others just haven't had the time that the CCS has, and it is hard to try something new when coverage/reliability/versatility counts so much this time of year. I can close off the ends and pitch the ridge either 11 or 14 or off-center/custom length, as there are multiple tie-outs along the edges, it's lightweight, and it has never let me down.

    I had Brian make me a custom winter tarp out of my own material which should be here any day, so I expect to be torn as to my new favorite.

    my claytor 3 x 4 tarp rocksthat 3 x 4 meters aprox 10 x 13 ftneo
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    Here is the beginning write-up of the JRB tarp, including measurements.
    http://www.tothewoods.net/GearTestJRBCatTarp.html


    JRB 10' x 11' Cat Tarp

    There are a few 10' x 12' tarps out there but not many, and very few are larger than that. The JRB and Speer are both 10' x 11'. For a long time 8' x 10' was the most popular "large size" tarp, and those are widely available (Speer, Equinox, Integral Designs, etc.).


    Ed Speer's 8' x 10' tarps

    Also check out the larger MacCat sizes...MacCat has a VERY good name for high quality products.


    MacCat Deluxe

    And once you choose the tarp, you can add mods to it as well. Check out T-Back's doors he added onto a MacCat.


    So for complete enclosure during winter, you can make it work with a 10' x 11' tarp, or you can mod several tarp styles with doors and/or walls, or you can get a fully-enclosed Hammock Hut from JRB.

    Hope this helps.
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    how would you cat cut the winter tarp? would you just cut it between all the tie out points?

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    Just follow the directions for the BlackCat and add some doors, doors (there are probably more). I say that like it's easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Just follow the directions for the BlackCat and add some doors, doors (there are probably more). I say that like it's easy.
    The easiest thing is to just buy one, Warbonnet or Speer will fix you right up.

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