I'm putting together a hammock for myself next month and am starting to look at materials. I'm 5'9", 185lbs. I'd like to have a hammock that doesn't have a lot of stretch in it, but I'd also light to keep the weight down. Some feedback on my thought process would be greatly appreciated.
(1) While I technically can make a 1.1oz SL hammock work, there is some possibility of stretch. However, I might not need the full weight of a 1.7 or 1.9oz. I found some 40D (which I understand is 1.5oz); Would this be a good middle ground between the two? Also, is there any difference between 40D and 1.5oz fabric other than simply the unit of measurement?
(2) I've got a 1.1DL WBBB hammock currently. I love the comfort of this hammock, but I do feel like it could be shorter and still be comfortable for me (cutting down the weight). However, I feel this has a lot to do with the footbox, which I will not have on my DIY hammock. What length hammock do some of the shorter hangers like?
(3) I'm going to add a Knotty mod to the hammock; should this factor at all into the length of the hammock?