Jan 23, 2007 at 9:18 am #1221372
@amountLocale: Sierra Foothills
This is one of the best tarp designs I have seen in a while.
Is there anyone out their with a CAD program that is willing to try to draw up plans?Jan 23, 2007 at 10:57 am #1375379
@trackerLocale: New England
My bets are on Bill Fornshell or Henry Shires being able to take one look at it and MYOG.Jan 23, 2007 at 12:36 pm #1375397
@eaglembLocale: AZ, the Great Southwest!
That's identical to a 1960's vintage official BSA Explorer tent without the door flap.Jan 23, 2007 at 12:44 pm #1375401
Looks similar to Tinny's design on Minibull designs … except this one has a back wall.Jan 23, 2007 at 4:32 pm #1375449
Aaron SorensenBPL Member
@awsorensenLocale: South of Forester Pass
This tarp would definitely need to be a cad design and each piece would have to be sewn together to copy the tarp.
This tart would be even easier to do one piece.
The only thing you wouldn't have is straight sides. The front would have less width due to the back end being higher.
The tarp under my name, (on the side), is the same design only I sleep width wise.
This allows me to sit up in the center where there is more room.
If you went with 2 tarps with the same square footage, 1 sleeping length wise and the other width, the tarp you sleep width wise will always be lighter.
It is also sturdier with a better footprint and again, more room in the center
The one positive for the length wise tarp is that you don't have the tarp so close to your head when laying down.
Another thing to remember is that with this style tarp to be off of the ground, you will have 4 separate ridge-lines that will all need to be guyed out with lines (all 6 of them).
This makes it so that you sometimes have to search around for a spot that the guy-lines can reach out to.
Good luck with your project.
AaronJan 23, 2007 at 8:11 pm #1375493
Reverse engineering this? This looks like 5 flat panels, I dont see any catenary cuts or for that matter, any curved cuts at all. Looks like it would be flappy in the wind, and difficult to pitch the panels taut no matter how taut you made the sides. Any catenary tarp would seem to be preferable to this one, IMO.Jan 23, 2007 at 9:11 pm #1375505
A really cool place to find almost any tarp design is here:
It's more of an oragami page, but if you wanted a permanent shape, it wouldn't be hard to cut, sew, reinforce, add pull outs, and seal whatever design you like. I adopted the 10×20' tarp design for my 5×9 when I want to get fancy.
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