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Old 16-08-2015, 18:38   #31
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Has anyone considered hooking the central grommet of the tarp to the main halyard and raising the main (and tarp) a few inches off the boom. I was also considering using the topping lift as another point of contact in the center (my topping lift has a shackle about 2 ft from the boom top so I can use that.

I was also considering adding a split at the end so that the tail of the tar can go around the topping lift at the end of the boom and then have grommets so that the tails can be tied to the pushpit.

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What advantage do you think there might be to lifting the tent off the boom?
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What advantage do you think there might be to lifting the tent off the boom?
The advantage is to omit chafe on the Sunbrella (or any other acrylic fabric) mains'l cover.

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What advantage do you think there might be to lifting the tent off the boom?
It'll stop the tent from chafing and wearing due to wind/rain. Others have commented as such. It will also allow it to dry underneath should water get there.
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