That is pretty sweet looking.
The WinterSock looks awesome, I might be getting in touch with you about getting one here in a bit!!!???
Great minds must think alike. I built one VERY similar to this a couple months ago. I used an ENO net to trace the curve on the foot end and then did a straight line up to the head end. My original bottom was 58" below the ridgeline. It was too big and layed in the dirt. It also twisted a lot.
Shortly thereafter, I saw Sgt Rocks drawing and shortened my bottom to 46" and shortened the ridgline a little. I ended up with the RL length at the bare minimum because I did it from memory instead of measuring it. It could be a couple inches longer. I measured myself from my hammock ridgeline around my rear and came up with 80" circum would give me room for a UQ. It turns out 46" (92" circumference) is barely enough if I change my sag just a little.
I also added a couple strips of ribbon to keep it on the ridgeline as Sgt Rock did, which is much better, but doesn't allow me to easily get rid of the net becuase it's attached to my RL and my RL requires a little effort to remove. I sewed a 8" piece of shockcord to the foot end to close it off. Much better.
Like I mentioned, 46" sides are almost too short for me. It works, but barely. 48" minimum for me on the next one, probably 50". I'll also sew a couple loop shackles/nacrabiners made from mason's twine to the RL of the net instead of ribbon to make it easier to install and remove.
Last edited by nacra533; 09-01-2010 at 12:34. Reason: clarity
RE: on the side height. What I've noticed is I like a longer ridge-line length to hammock bottom ratio than most folks. So while I go with about a 90%-93% ratio, it looks like most people go with about 83% here. It also looks like most people have about 10% more bottom than I use as well, so using beer math, that means you need to add about 20% to my original diagram for bottom to top height. I think it was about 40" I stated, so if you have about 110" of bottom and about 91" of ridge-line, then you probably need at least 48" of height on the net.
Does that sound like what you guys are finding?
I'm going to give this one a try. 7yds of black tulle shipped to my house $14.28 Not to shabby. Thanks!
48" height would be a good number I think. Like I said, mine is 46" and when I sit foward to pull it up, the net rubs my butt and sides until I lay back down. Obviously, sag increases some when you sit up and most of the weight is centered in the hammock instead of spread out. Once I am laying down, the net is low enough not to compress my UQ.
Hammock RL 96" or so, I recently shortened it, which increased sag from my original circum measurement of 80"/40" sides minimum.
I made one very similar to that.
Half DWR, half ripstop. I have since made one solely of ripstop.
Just curious. Where do normally position the 2 different fabrics? DWR on bottom or top?
I've though about a straight tube "sock" using a very breathable fabric and a coated fabric. The tube would breath well to help with condensation and have 360 degrees of adjustment. Never got past the thinking stage.
Great tutorial! So many ideas floating through my mind. OOOOHHHH. Where to start!
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