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    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
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    Thanks, harrellt!

    I skipped the cat-cut on the doors. I figured that if I have the doors deployed, I need all the coverage I can get. The weather here is either amazing or WINDY. In the past the wind would have rain or snow in it.

    I'm using No-Tangle for everything (ridgeline and tie-outs)

    The materials were a gift from my in-laws for my b-day. I ordered way more webbing than I needed, so I could make my own compression straps (different project). If I remember right the cost was around $70-80, which I thought was pretty good for 1.gaining the knowledge of making one; 2. a tarp with doors; 3. There's a surprise innovation coming soon. I need to get somewhere where I can spend some time making a presentation video.

    I don't have a digital scale, so I can't get a super accurate weight on it. It's made from 70D silnylon, which means it's nowhere near the weight it could be. This ain't no weight weenies tarp.

    I'll see if I can dig up my dimensions and post them once I get home.
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    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
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    These were my preliminary design dimensions.

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    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
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    So here's how the tarp measures up.

    The large white numbers are the actual dimensions, while the smaller black ones were what I had designed.

    The peach colored dots are the side panel pull-outs.

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    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
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    I sort of wish I hadn't had the option, but when I was over at my in-laws today making a video, I had the opportunity to weigh all my gear.

    The tarp is made of 70D silnylon......It comes in at a hefty 3lbs 9oz Not exactly what I was hoping to see. So far, though, I love it! It seems to be a great tarp and it should suit me fine in just about any situation/weather I will come across on my adventures.

    If it was made of 30D, it would weigh in at around half that, so for those with the $, go for it.

    I just made it retractable which also adds to that weight. Check it out.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=72905
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    VIDEO & PICS - Completed BWDD Hex DIY Tarp 2.0

    Nice sewing skills, that's a good looking tarp and functional

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    Nice job on a great looking tarp!

    I love the toggles on your tie-outs ... beautiful wood and a nice personal touch.
    Tell your wife "Congrats!" on the cameo appearance - Did she find her "little grocery carriers" ? ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaussinator View Post
    Nice job on a great looking tarp!

    I love the toggles on your tie-outs ... beautiful wood and a nice personal touch.
    Tell your wife "Congrats!" on the cameo appearance - Did she find her "little grocery carriers" ? ha ha

    -Klauss
    Ha Ha Ha! I was wondering if anyone would pick up on that.

    I'm not sure if I need to be a "vendor" or not, but if you are interested in a set let me know.
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