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    Senior Member ikemouser's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    I like the four wrap knot at this point. I used to use Figure 9's for this, but the four wrap knot works just as well.
    The four wrap does not allow sliding adjustements though does it? mine is not allowing me to slide and adjust the tarp without undoing the knots. I think at this point it would be best to have a knot that can slide. The fIRST knot in this video is perfect for it, will slide toward the tree AND AWAY FOR ADJUSTMENTS (tarp cannot fall as it will only slide away when you use your hand on the rope not just wind pulling or something), its an adjustable knot from ray mears:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE7dx0WJo9o

    WOW!!! This knot appears to be the holy grail of tarp positioning, it allows me to tie it off center as far as length is concerned, adjust it to the perfect line length on either side of the Maccat Dring backwards or forwards while maintaining a hold. Using this in with the bowline +lark head combo on the dring allows me to setup the tarp ridge tie outs in less than a minute.

    Just one question, if anyone also uses this know, should i Wrap around the tree before i tie the ray mears adjustable knot, if i do not it is just looped around the tree not WRAPPED around out, the knot functions both ways. If I wrap it i keep a stick stuck behind the wrapped part so i can pull it out easy if i have to adjust beyond the length of available line. EUREKA!
    Last edited by ikemouser; 07-25-2009 at 19:50.

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    Ok here is detail of with the stick, without the stick is just the same without the wrap around, this setup allows me superfast setup, and no weight penalty for fig 9s or similar hardware for the ridgeties on my maccat. You can use it without the stick by simply not wrapping it around the tree again, or wrapping it without the stick also works.



    **CORRECTION: Prystick for KNOT adjustment, not KNOW adjustment****
    Hope this helps someone confused about tarp.

    Knots used:

    1. BOwline tied on end of rope
    2. Standing end through dring
    3. Now standing end through bowline to form larks head
    4. Wrap around tree (just wrap around without full wrap, or wrap around again and use with stick or without)
    5. Tie first mears knot from youtube link on line and done

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    Cute knot, if it works for you that's all that matters. Eventually, once you set up your tarp enough, you'll be able to center it by eyeballing it with no problems whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Cute knot, if it works for you that's all that matters. Eventually, once you set up your tarp enough, you'll be able to center it by eyeballing it with no problems whatsoever.
    Yea thats my main issue, centereing, thats why i like this because i do not have to center it when i hang it, i can just slide the adj. knot to center it. BTW i believe the knot is a taut line.
    Last edited by ikemouser; 07-26-2009 at 18:33.

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