Hi I have a couple of tarps i bought off ebay some time ago, quite heavy, but highly waterproof.
Anyway they are too short really for my DD hammock and want to make a new tarp or 2.
And yes I will be making it myself before anyone asks. Dont want to get in trouble. No I wont be posting photos to prove it :-) Sorry about the in-joke, couldnt resist.
I have read some posts about various fabrics, but nothing about the outcome.
I have a load of heavy duty (vehicle) parachute nylon from Denbigh Army Surplus but also quite like the idea of 200 thread count cotton/polycotton flat superking bedsheet.
So a couple of questions, has anyone made a tarp from either material. Was it waterproof enough, did it last. (Did the cotton go mildewy immedialty).
Has anyone used thompsons waterseal on cotton. Is the heavy duty parachute nylon, not the really thin human parachute stuff, good enough.
Do you think I am having a laugh and should buy some pu coated nylon...................
Not sure which way to go and dont really want to end up with another tarp i dont want. Although I could sell it cheap and get a load of abuse for it (there i go again)