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Post by Mophead » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:51 pm

Tarp skins were one of those things for me that I never really felt like they worked as well as they should considering their popularity. maybe I just did it wrong. Made these and added a plastic piece as a toggle after someone linked the dealeebobs. I can control the tarp as well in wind as with snakeskins with 3 but will probably use 4. Once I stake out the tarp I use these as water diverters on my suspension line.
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Post by bobamos » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:10 pm

Nice idea. I saw someone use those fabric covered women's hair ties left on the line and slid over the tarp. It held it like a snake skin but only in 4 places.
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Post by gmcpcs » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:01 am

Good idea!

I use something pretty similar, I just take loops of shock cord, (since I have a roll with a million miles on it) make a loop knotted on one end, and tie the other off into a larger knot. So I just slip it around, and feed the knot through the smaller loop. I will still be trying to make me some snakeskins, once I get another tarp made, and another hammock, etc.

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Post by Mophead » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:48 am

Oops looks like the pics linked disappeared. updated the links in case anyone else couldnt see them.
gmcpcs wrote:Good idea!

I use something pretty similar, I just take loops of shock cord, (since I have a roll with a million miles on it) make a loop knotted on one end, and tie the other off into a larger knot. So I just slip it around, and feed the knot through the smaller loop. I will still be trying to make me some snakeskins, once I get another tarp made, and another hammock, etc.

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Thats kind of how these started out. I was using the loop and a double stevedore knot as a stopper. Someone happened to post something on the other forum about how they did it and the dealeebobs came up in that discussion. Problem I had with the stopper knot was the loop had to be smaller which made it a little more fiddly. With the plastic stopper I can enlarge the loop quite a bit and still use a lot less material overall. Somewhere along the line I started seizing the loop instead of knotting it. For usability with gloves on you could probably just make the whole thing a loop, pretty much like an un-adjustable dealeebob.

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Post by sarge » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:31 am

Hey Mophead---

Can I steal this for a video? I have an idea in my noggin trying to bust its way out----
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Post by Mophead » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:19 pm

sarge wrote:Hey Mophead---

Can I steal this for a video? I have an idea in my noggin trying to bust its way out----
Yeah, sure. Can't wait to see the vid.

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Post by sarge » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:30 pm

Thanks---

The thread injector crapped out in the middle of the hammock sock vid, this might be just the thing to fill in while I figger out what's wrong
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Post by Mophead » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:11 pm

Ah, Figured it must have been a slow week for these to be featured on the blog. :lol:

I used the thinnest fiber from a piece of paracord to tie a double constrictor knot to seize the loop. It helps to pull the shock cord tight when you cinch it down. There's probably a million ways to make something like this, though.

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