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Steven Hall
(lundquistas) - F
HELP! Installing Line Locks onto my tarp on 11/17/2012 13:12:37 MST Print View

I got a set of Line Locks to use with my Oware Cattarp but I'm not 100% sure how to install them. Does anyone know a good link to a page demonstrating how they are installed? thanks!

Seth Brewer
(Whistler) - MLife

Locale: www.peaksandvalleys.weebly.com
Sew them on the tieouts? on 11/17/2012 16:14:23 MST Print View

If you bought some standard line locs (like the #3) then those usually come pre-sewn onto the tieouts of the tents/tarps with some grosgrain webbing that fits the rear of the linelock. You'll likely have to sew them on with a couple rows of bartacks. Unless I'm missing something here....let's see what the wiser crowd in MYOG has to say..

Steven Hall
(lundquistas) - F
Thanks on 11/17/2012 17:06:31 MST Print View

Thanks...guess I may have thought they were used different. I bought a set from Gossamer Gear to add to my Oware tarp but I thought they were just somehow looped onto the tie out. You're saying they need to be sewn on?

Steven Hall
(lundquistas) - F
Figured it out.. on 11/17/2012 17:20:19 MST Print View

Thanks Seth! Figured it out

William Chilton
(WilliamC3) - MLife

Locale: Antakya
Re: Figured it out.. on 11/18/2012 02:22:47 MST Print View

Maybe this is what you figured out already, but I'll post just in case.
No need to sew. Tie a loop of cord or webbing onto the bar at the back/top of the line lock, then tie this loop to the tarp tie out with a larks foot knot.
Some companies sell the line locks with a loop of webbing already sewn on. Makes things look neater.