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Old 07-28-2006, 06:07 PM
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Tarp Tie Outs

I will be building a poncho tarp this week end and I'm in the design phase now. I hit a roadblock when I came to the tie outs and how i would reinforce them. The tarp will be 5x10 (one piece) and have a total of 12 tie outs (2 rigdeline, 4 corner, and 3 on each side). I plan on simply hemming the edges. I'm assuming the side tie outs will not have to be reinforced, but I think i might need to reinforce the corners and the ridgeline. I need to reinforce the corners because the tarp will be p NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:19 PM
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Hanger,
One suggestion I'd like to make is to not have the loop extending out past the corner NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-30-2006, 12:02 AM
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Man I wish I could sew like that. Nice job. I have got to learn how to sew and save myself some mone NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-30-2006, 06:25 AM
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Well as much as I'd like to take credit for those pictures, I didn't sew any of those. They are jus NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:21 PM
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I would probably go with the middle photo for your corner tie-outs, the bottom for the ridgeline, an NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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