Maybe not hooks but how about about some tree huggers made about one to two feet long or so, wrap them around each roll bar a time or two and secure with a Camp Nano 23 biner.
Last edited by Skeebo; 12-20-2010 at 12:04.
I have to hang relatively high to clear my center console.
Don't care fore putting hooks on the roll bars. But i think you onto something about making a bridge hammock design. The only problem with that deign, is don't think it will work for the front. The Rear would have tie outs at two different heights. Maybe a hybrid? Gathered end on one side and bridge on the other. Sounds complicated considering the different height of attach points.
Oh and the span is 6 feet and some change diagonally.
RE: Bridge: if the heights are different for one end, you should be able to account for that with a longer line on the higher one... This would at least be worth looking into..
agree on the hybrid design : maybe Bridge at the head-end, gathered at the feet.. Given you have 6' to play with, you'd never get a really comfortable gathered-end hammock in that space.
From a construction perspective, all you really need is some cheap straps to roll and sew into the edge of some fabric, where the fabric is narrower in the middle to account for sag, even if you could get the foot end separated a little, it would help. If you need strap, I have 1800lb mule tape... just leave the ends long so you can play with it.
Umm, well, working backwards, if you have a little over 6' to play with, a gathered end hammock that is 90" from whoopie to whoopie will have a 75" ridgeline (83%). I say, make one, and try it...get a little bit of diagonal going on, it might surprise.
is the jeep the 4 door or 2 door
This isn't 'zackly a hammock, and he's not completely in the YJ, but this thread reminded me of this guy I saw in South Dakota in July.
I chatted with him after I took the pic. He had wrapped his climbing rope around the bars to make a makeshift hammock. He said that it was pretty comfy.