Yes that is normal. Kodiak manufacturers them in away that takes advantage of the fabric length and size so as to eliminate waste. The good news is we’ve had
the seam across the ceiling for several year with zero leaking issues. These seams are water tight, down facing lap felled, and will not leak.
Source: Kodiak Flex Bow Tents Blog
Protect your canvas tent with Kiwi Fabric Protector
View YouTube Video “Kodiak Tent 9×8 Ridge Pole – Part 2″
Measuring the lengths of the different ridge pole pieces on the 9×8 Kodiak Canvas Tent.