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    Is there any downside to putting a panel tieout in the center of each side, "just in case?" As in, potential leak, extra weight, structural weakness, etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvisic View Post
    Is there any downside to putting a panel tieout in the center of each side, "just in case?"
    It adds a little weight, and a small bit of cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by dvisic View Post
    As in, potential leak, extra weight, structural weakness, etc?
    It's not really weaker or prone to leak, given proper construction.
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    Angrysparrow is right on the money - the Standard is a small enough tarp that it can be pitched tight enough that side panels really aren't necessary for all but the most of extreme circumstances. With that, the tieouts themselves add only a slight bit of weight and are seam sealed just like the ridgeline so there is no chance of leaking or failing.

    If you feel that you want extra tieouts, they can certainly be added after-the-fact, but I think that a stock MacCat Standard is plenty sturdy by itself.
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    Well, it sounds like I'll just go with the standard, no extra tieouts, then. I've already e-mailed you, Brian, and gotten a reply--I'm the "week long hammock camping trip in the pacific northwest, first week in August" guy. The funds should come through this week!
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