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    Thom, the smaller one on a diamond, if waterproof, should work fine, as long as the measurement is along the side edge. Last years measured from corner to corner, so an 8 1/2' would be too short, IMO. The one I have is an actual 12x12, along the edge, so the ridge is 12, if you tried using this on a diamond, you would need a lot of room between trees......RR
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    I remember reading about them on here before. I do remember the discrepancy with the measurements and thought those were worked out.

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    my thoughts

    You will have to seam seal it and maybe waterproof them. This one and the smaller one from last year everyone complained about.

    I took the camo one camping May 17-19. It basically rained on it from 1pm Saturday until I took it down on Sunday to come home. The seams eventually allowed water to seap through. I got some wet drips on my hammock and me. Great size if had kept the water out, even better.

    I also have the smaller one set up this weekend over my hammock and it did okay in rain from 9:50 on Saturday through til 5:30. Through thunderstorms and all, but at 5:50 when it poured I got wet. I bailed packed up my hammock, blankets, etc and eventually came back to get it after more rain until almost 9:30. It was almost as wet on the underside as the top.

    I will say that I now know what people are talking about sleeping in a hammock under a tarp in the rain. It was very peaceful until it started leaking and I hated getting out and up.

    They are great for shade but not the best for rain.

    I will have to figure out how to seam seal them. I am tempted to dip them in water proofing since I would mostly be using them for car camping.

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