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Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - F

Locale: Western NC
6.5' x 9' tarp. Panel Tie-outs? on 06/30/2010 19:00:32 MDT Print View

I recently made a silnylon tarp about 9' long with one end about 6.5' wide and the other about 6'

I'm debating on adding tie-outs in the middle of the panels on the 6.5' side.
I really hate to add unnecessary holes to the canopy, but will be using this in areas with potential for high winds.

I've used a tarp quite a bit, but only an 5x8 in non-windy areas and I may not have access to a sewing machine this summer while traveling.

Make this easy and tell me what you would do.
Thanks

Edited by gardenhead on 06/30/2010 19:02:53 MDT.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Grip clips on 06/30/2010 19:06:16 MDT Print View

May be worth a look http://shelter-systems.com/gripclips/

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Re: Grip clips on 06/30/2010 19:10:37 MDT Print View

Grip Clips can stress silnylon and cause it to leak.

I am a big fan of extra reinforced tie-outs.
They do come in handy when the weather gets crazy. They make the shelter behave better so you sleep better at night.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Additional ties on 07/01/2010 04:33:05 MDT Print View

If you haven't yet, check this out:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/myog-laminating-silicone-impregnated-fabrics.html

Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - F

Locale: Western NC
Panel tie-outs on 07/01/2010 13:38:53 MDT Print View

Just wanted to thank everyone for the responses and PMs.
I think I'm just going to end up adding a few tie-outs to the ridgeline so I can set up different in heavy weather.