Finally after a great deal of work I launched my Warbird hammock with 1.6oz Poly D. I took it on a canoe trip in Parc d' Le Verendrye (sp?) and it worked wonderfully.
Last week when I was camping with the family I thought I'd take it out again. As I got into the hammock I heard riiiiiiiip. I looked down to my feet and saw that the hammock was literally ripping off of the whoopie sling suspension. By the time I jumped out it was too late.
Now that I've stopped crying, I'm wondering where I went wrong:
1. Did I simply rig or hang it incorrectly?
2. Was my stitching too close/tight which caused the material to fail? (I attached a couple of pics with a quarter for size)
3. Was 1.6oz material inappropriate for my 175 pounds?
4. Should I spend less time sewing and more time in the gym losing weight?