My buddy who I split gear with all the time sent me this link to a camp tarp/big top for shade and rain protection.
For a 20x20 tarp made of 400 denier pack cloth they charge $550 but you need to spend another 50 for the straps, and another 50 for the center pole strap set up. I thought this was insane money for a tarp. You use the oars for the poles.
Has anyone tried making their own. I own a sewing machine and found what appears to be the same fabric for about $144 for 20x20 plus another 50 for straps.
Any thoughts or suggestions?