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dgrav
2006-04-24, 19:48
I plan on tying my tarp right to the tree as recommended in several posts. Currently I have a 10 line of cord coming off the two diamond corners of my JRB 8x8. But I noticed in a lot of photos that people tend to run a single line under the entire tarp (like hanging it over a clothes line.)

Which way has less issues/risks?

j.johnson
2006-04-25, 03:03
by putting a line under the entire tarp it puts less stress on the tarp itself

dropkick
2006-04-25, 07:47
If you also hook bungies to the lines holding it, it won't flap as much in the wind and there will be much less strain put on it.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-3/1165284/tensioner.jpg
I make my bungies from surgical tubing I buy at my local hardware store. Other people make them differently, but this is easiest for me.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-3/1165284/bungie.jpg

txulrich
2006-04-25, 09:34
I plan on tying my tarp right to the tree as recommended in several posts. Currently I have a 10 line of cord coming off the two diamond corners of my JRB 8x8. But I noticed in a lot of photos that people tend to run a single line under the entire tarp (like hanging it over a clothes line.)

Which way has less issues/risks?

With syl-nylon, laying the tarp on a ridgeline can abrade the nylon causing wear and premature failure issues. It can handle being tied directly to the trees w/o a ridgeline.

I also wouldn't use the surgical rubber trick on the tree tie offs. They are great to use on the stakes and will keep the tarp taut, but can't really handle the weight of the tarp.

dropkick
2006-04-26, 02:57
I also wouldn't use the surgical rubber trick on the tree tie offs. They are great to use on the stakes and will keep the tarp taut, but can't really handle the weight of the tarp.
I wouldn't try to support the tarp with the bungie either - if you look at my drawing you'll notice that the bungie isn't supporting anything, it is giving the line tension and allowing it some movement.
However I suggest that you use one on one side of the ridgeline if you hook directly to the tarp as it will help prevent the tarp from tearing in heavy winds, and I highly recommend using them on your other tie outs, for the reasons listed in my last post.

New drawing to hopefully show bungie hook up better:
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-3/1165284/BB.jpg