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    Modifing my tarp

    G' day all,

    Finaly found a place that can supply me with my needed ripstop nylon

    I have a hammock bliss all purpose shelter. Its a bit small for some of the weather I ve seen. I figured I would do some mods on it.

    Im planning on add some RS nylon to either side creating a 3 meter x 3 meter tarp.




    Once I get it all sewn up I may also add some triangular bits to the ends for a bit of extra lenght as my hammock needs about 2.8 meters of coverages so 10 cms either side may not be enough. (excuse the burgandy coulour)



    Also, not on the drawings but I will leave the original cord connection points on the blue tarp and place shock cord loops on it as well so I can basicly roll up the green rip stop and the extend it down depending on the wind and weather.


    Any suggestions are welcome


    The RS Nylon should be here in the week, so stay tuned for pics of how it comes out.

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    Have you thought about hanging it up like a diamond instead of a square? Seems like that's how most of the tarps here are set up to hang.


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    Yeah I have considered it and will try it out when I get the stiching done. but in all fairness once the hems and water tight stitchs are done it might not be 3x3 anymore. Im looking forward to getting it going.
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    You might want to try a scale model of this first. I would be concerned with the tension on the ends. I don't think it will pull tight enough on the ends, then the corners to pick up all the slack. The problem would be where the end triangles meet the rest of the tarp and along those sides.

    Worth looking into at least.
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    Yeah total eh Coffee.I have thought about that. There will be a other removable guy ropes at that join at those connectionpoints so I can adjust it. but it may just not work. Im currently waiting for a call form my supplier and I may just be getting enough material to make a new tarp and then just put my original blue one into my arsenal as a fair weather tarp.
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    That's what I would do. I learned the very hard way, read at least twice, that tarps can be a lot of hassle. Not worth the time to get one to work when the cost of the sil for a new one isn't that much.

    I have a 5'x10' tarp I use for fair weather. Not much use against rain, but works well enough for dew. Made a great end cover for my 10x12 cat tarp when I decided it would be a good idea to hang on a ridgeline in a thunderstorm.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Yeah just got off the phone and Ill get enough material to make a completly new one . All it will need is the one join of the the fabric and added connections for the cords. looks like ill go 3.5 metes lenght x 3 meters width
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