Originally Posted by Night Sailor
?..One thing I learn with sailing is hollow cut sails don't flap. A hollow cut is when you remove material in a smooth arc between two points under tension. I've often thought about making a four sided hollow cut awning--pulled real tight it would hold up to high winds better than most.
Cari & I have two Kelty Noah's Tarps
(16' x16' size) which are cut as you suggested. We've put them up in torrential rain & winds in the ~30mph range... No issues on noise and we got three good days under the tarps before the rain finally soaked through...still pretty good!
In camp staying dry...
In our case, the 16'x16' was ideal to cover all the Parkliner
and then attach to the fiama awning
on the van conversion.
We purchased ours at a year end clearance sale as they were also changing colors...for about 25 cents on the dollar. Deals are out there.