Tarp guyline reinforcements
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Tim Zen
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Locale: MI
Tarp guyline reinforcements on 08/28/2011 16:06:18 MDT Print View

I am looking at various ways for reinforcing the guy line attachments.
The standard is a layer of fabric at 45 degrees and then some type of webbing sewn with the x-box pattern.

I have not seen this one. Comments?

tarp guy line attachment

Ultra Magnus
(Ultra_Magnus) - F
Re: Tarp guyline reinforcements on 08/29/2011 10:35:34 MDT Print View

Looks interesting. My only comment would be that this system looks like it would work best if the guy line remained perpendicular to the dowel at all times. With some of the different pitches, that's not exactly possible. But for a shaped tarp that's only meant to be pitched one way would be a good application to try it out.

BM

Pilate de Guerre
(deGuerre) - F

Locale: SE, USA
Re: Tarp guyline reinforcements on 08/29/2011 11:50:39 MDT Print View

Looks heavy.

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Re: Tarp guyline reinforcements on 08/29/2011 15:40:21 MDT Print View

Thanks guys.

Yes, the line would have to be captured on the dowel so it does not slide, but I agree it would work best as shown. It is probably heavier than the webbing, I need to check.

Any ideas what the load is on a guy line? Some line I see is rated at 250 pounds. Some people use mason's line. I have not seen any rated over 35 pounds.

I will make a prototype next weekend and load it to failure.