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The semi-permanent fly

When I was at Wind Wolves, I needed a semi-permanent fly that could last 5 weeks. Here is what I did. I bought a 12' by 16' brown and silver tarp from Home Depot (brown side up). I also bought two spools of yellow 1/4" braided yellow rope. For the structure, I used 3/4" EMT (electrical metal tubing). The lengths I used were 3-138" (10' and 18") for the cross bars, 4-78" for the outside uprights, and 2-102" for the center uprights. To make these you would need 9-10' lengths. You also would need 6 sweeps and 15 connectors, a tube cutter, and a large heavy duty screw driver. I used heavy duty wire ties to connect the tarp to the structure and tied the rope only to the tarp in six places.

It worked great and held in 50 mph wind. Here are the photos.


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