Skeeter Beeter Pro upgrades
Some time back, I had a problem with the pull outs on my SB Pro mosquito netting. I had a loose line tied to each of the two elastic loops with an S hook inbetween; I had the S hook hanging on the SRL. At some point, I adjusted in the hammock and the wrong tension was applied to the bug net, and the elasic strap loops ripped off the netting leaving an ugly hole. I did the same thing to the other end but used a loose shock cord, and at some point the same thing happened, leaving two 1" holes in the bug net.
I had been wanting to repair these holes and also to burn 2 small holes into the netting through which I could run my SRL. I had originally made and installed short continuous loops to the gathered ends of the hammock to make it easier to connect my SLR, but this raised the SLR (holding up the netting) too high by 2-3". The SLR and CL can be seen here.
So I removed the CL and attached the SRL inside the lark's head of the whoopie slings. Sorry no pictures, but it did work out well. Here is one more pic of the burned hole in the netting.
Finally, once I had removed the CLs, I added pull outs on either side of the hammock. I also cut off the excess elastic stap loops, as I would not need them any more. Even with the added pull outs, the hammock weighs in at 29.6 oz (including all whoopies, and 2x 12' straps and wooden toggles), a savings of a whole .5 oz! I could (and eventually will) shorten my straps to 8' and 10', and I have extra length on my whoopies, which I may end up shortening as well. And I do have to turn down one of my yet to be finished toggles. In the end, I hope to remove another .5 to 1 oz from the hammock weight. It is not a WBBB, but short of the shelf and the footbox, I am even more satisified with the SB Pro, not that I have learned to stake out the sides.
I have no addequate hanging trees, so I will have to take it to the park on Friday when I have some free time before I can try it out and readjust the length on my adjustible SRL. I will take pics and post an update then.
The following week I am off to the Smoky Mountains and boy scout summer camp, where I hope to spend 8 straight nights in the hammock. My back will love me!