15964Re: dave`s line tentioners
- Oct 5, 2006Tim,
I use the shock cord on several different tarps and have used
different attachment methods depending on what I was trying to do.
Basically I use 1/8" shock cord that I had laying around that I
bought from REI ( http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?
5404695&vcat=REI_SEARCH ). I tried some I bought at boat store but
I didn't like it as well as it stretched more but had less tension.
I have just been doubling the 1/8" shock cord and tying it in
parallel to my guyline. A clove hitch works well to tie in in at
any point of the guyline as it is a cinching knot that tightens more
as it is loaded so it is not likely to slip under tension. On some
of my tarps I tie it in parallel with an overhand knot to the
guyline and then tie the guyline and the shock cord to the tarp
Some folks use stretch tubing and put the parallel section of the
guyline inside the hollow stretch tubing. While that may look
slick, it removes the visual indication that you get with the shock
cord in parallel with the guyline. With the shock cord in parallel
with the guyline, the guyline that the shock cord takes up the slack
in is visually limp and you can see when you might need to readjust
the guyline tension.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tim garner" <slowhike@...>
> dave i`d like to put some of the realy simple line tentioners on
> tarp the way you had yours.away
> the basic idea`s pretty simple & i could rig it to work the same
> way, but i suspect if i used the right knots, it would take less
> from the strength of my guy lines.cord?
> so how did you attach the guy line to each end of the shock
> mabey a clove hich?bet
> if you had pictures some where that you could point us to, i`d
> some others would like to try that too. thanks. ...tim
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