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7805Re: To Cat or not to Cat, was re:Tyvek

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  • Dave Womble
    Jan 4, 2005
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      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "jack_tier" <jacktier@c...>
      wrote:
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      > Cat or not is an interesting debate.

      It is an interesting debate. What you want is a tarp that you are
      happy with and a catenary cut is just a tool to help achieve
      tautness. Sufficient tieouts, panel pullouts, no-stretch guyline,
      shockcord/elastic, tarp shape, ridgeline orientation and rigid/fixed
      tieoff points are also tools to help achieve tautness. And if you
      have other problems a catenary cut or any of the other things I
      mentioned may not make up for them... for instance if one of the
      trees that you are tied off to slowly bends during the night you are
      going to have a real hard time maintaining a taut tarp.
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