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    I take groups of kids kayak camping, age 10-16...

    I take groups of kids kayak camping, age 10-16 typ.
    I have 7 hammocks, most being Hennessey, with the stock rain fly's, they appear to be 30D or 1.1 silnylon.
    I have never stated 1.1 is to thin,, I...
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    1.1 is to thin for me,, Trying to figure out...

    1.1 is to thin for me,,
    Trying to figure out what Silicone/PU coating is ? is it silicone or is it PU ??

    Slack
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    What is Silicone/PU coating??

    In my quest for a "medium weight" tarp in yellow, (wanted 1.6 silpoly, but cant find it) I found 2 fabrics at the Rainshed.
    http://www.therainshed.com/fabrics/CtdRipTaff.htm

    One is a 70 denier...
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    I grabbed some at %50 off of 6.99 Just making...

    I grabbed some at %50 off of 6.99
    Just making stuff sacks etc.
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    Jo-Anns Ripstop Nylon weight?

    Anyone know what weight of the typ ripstop nylon at Jo-Anns ??

    Thanks,
    Slack
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    People do have that problem, easily solved by...

    People do have that problem, easily solved by tying a piece of string to the suspension rope to act as a "water drip"
    The idea is the rain water runs down the suspension rope and hits the string and...
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    Can you define "Probably" :) If you stock it,...

    Can you define "Probably" :)
    If you stock it, they will come !!
    The 1.1 is just a little to thin for me, really want a bright yellow to match the hammock.
    You seam to be the only one who carries...
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    So where does the painters tape go? to the inside...

    So where does the painters tape go? to the inside of the stitch ? any pictures?

    Thanks,
    Slack
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    I already have a 1960's Dressmaker and Necchi,...

    I already have a 1960's Dressmaker and Necchi, they are good powerful all metal machines that are great on medium - heavy stuff.
    I typically have problems with thin material, and end up employing...
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    Who uses 2 (or more) sewing machines??

    Everyone loves the 50's - 60's all metal basic sewing machines for their no nonsense robustness.
    They can sew through multiple layers of "thick stuff" when we are making our gear.

    My question is,...
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    Is that 1" webbing on it? I have found the...

    Is that 1" webbing on it? I have found the buckles in 1.75", but no 1" :(
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    Glad to see another canoe/kayak camper on here....

    Glad to see another canoe/kayak camper on here.
    There are a lot of UL backpackers on HF, and a lot of good useful info. But sometimes the "quest" is more UL than rugged, economical or ease of use....
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    Thanks for the tips,, I will try the tape method...

    Thanks for the tips,, I will try the tape method and spinning instead of reverse.

    Slack
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    Sewing to the edge of fabric

    Many time I have to sew to the edge of the fabric, then back up (lock stitch)
    This typically causes a problem and the material is no longer fully under the presser foot and not fully engaging the...
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    That is exactly what I am after,, weight is no...

    That is exactly what I am after,, weight is no problem as I do not backpack, only kayak and horse camp.
    Where did this picture come from ??

    Thanks,
    Slack
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    Will do, Have a spool of 2.5 Shine Line,, will...

    Will do,
    Have a spool of 2.5 Shine Line,, will the dutch Hook work with that.
    Not sure why I typed "Hoof", may cause the farrier was just here ? :)
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    Dutch hook with 550 cord?

    I am running 550 cord on the tarp ridgelines, will the Dutch hoof work with 1/" 550 cord?

    Thanks,
    Slack
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    I was thinking they were the ones that came with...

    I was thinking they were the ones that came with webbing, my wrong.
    The 2 loose tri-angles is not what I am after, just a basic "cinch buckle" like Dutch's 5.00 cinch buckle, except in a tri-angle...
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    Thanks for the heads up on that,,, they seamed to...

    Thanks for the heads up on that,,, they seamed to have disappeared all together now.
    The Ti custom jobs are more than I need, and not really filling the void :(

    Slack
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    I don't need any webbing, just the cinch...

    I don't need any webbing, just the cinch buckles,, the slide is part of a cinch buckle, so I need that.
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    Tri-angle 1" cinch buckles ?

    I am trying to find some 1" cinch buckles with the tri-angle end. like the ones AHE used to carry.
    133514

    I am not looking for Ti, light weight, high dollar, etc, just basic tri-angle 1" cinch...
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    I checked 13' pieces of the yellow (4500#) and...

    I checked 13' pieces of the yellow (4500#) and the purple (3500#)

    13' of yellow was 6.34oz (.487oz per foot)
    13' of purple was 4.75oz (.365oz per foot)
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    Sewing my own loops (hence my threads about...

    Sewing my own loops (hence my threads about sewing loops:) )
    I just picked up some Gutermann upholstery thread and will sew my own, not a big deal.
  24. The 1000th "sewing webing loops" thread.

    1" polyester webbing, need to sew loops.
    What weight thread? I found many threads on "patterns" but none on thread weight?
    I have Gutermann's 100% polyester sew-all thread from Jo-anns,, have no...
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    New polyester webbing source

    Bought my daughter a Purple/pink ENO single nest, and looked for matching purple or pink polyester webbing, found this source here.
    http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Webbing/1-Inch-Polyester-Webbing
    ...
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    Gutermann "sew-all" thread weight?

    I have been using Gutermann 100% Polyester "sew-all" thread from Jo-anns for my outdoor gear projects.
    I went to Gutermans web site trying to locate what "weight" or "strength" this thread is,,...
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    Tarp "porch mode" stick socket?

    I kayak camp exclusively, I am going to bring 2 of those fiberglass driveway markers for porch sticks, and They will take up no room in the kayak hull and are cheap.
    Any ideas what to sew on the...
  28. Thanks, It was my 1st hammock (bought used from...

    Thanks,
    It was my 1st hammock (bought used from HF member), my 1st DIY UQ, now I am adding the zipper mod and want a larger tarp (so I can do a "porch" set up.

    Slack.
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    Kyle, I am looking for bright yellow in the 1.6...

    Kyle,
    I am looking for bright yellow in the 1.6 silpoly, (thought I wanted silnylon, but want silpoly).
    I see you have it in 1.1, but I am looking for durability over weight savings.

    let me...
  30. Is there a top side and bottom side to HH tarps?

    I have a 70D hex tarp, and a few stock ULBA tarps, and a stock Explorer tarp.
    Is there a "top side" and bottom side" to these tarps?

    Slack
  31. New Yellow tarp for HH Expedition ? or DIY?

    My Blue and Yellow holds a lot of memories for me (1st hammock, all my kids used it)
    So I want to keep it and get/make a larger tarp for it.
    Not going with a hex tarp, but something with more...
  32. When you say "pretty cheap" how much? and how did...

    When you say "pretty cheap" how much? and how did you find it ?

    Slack
  33. I am upto 9 hammocks (6 Hennessey's), we go on...

    I am upto 9 hammocks (6 Hennessey's), we go on kayak camping trips. typ 3-4 from my family go and occasionally 2-3 guests.
    You guys think its expensive outfitting your self with UQ, top quilt, tarp...
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    Mosquito proof hammock material

    Camping mostly in the summer, sometimes with an UQ, sometimes not.
    At what point is the M
    Hammock material "skeeter proof" ??
    single 1.7 ?
    Double 1.1?
    Double 1.7?
    HH explorer?
    HH jungle double...
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    Davemon, Trying to picture how that works? a...

    Davemon,
    Trying to picture how that works? a walking foot machine - the pressure foot moves in rhythm with the lower feed dogs, while the needle goes up/down sewing.
    A needle feed the needle moves...
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    I have made 4 under quilts with Climasheild, I...

    I have made 4 under quilts with Climasheild,
    I used Combat 3.7 on the first one,, some 2.5 on others, and a double layer of 2.5 on the last.
    No baffles needed, I sew it in between the two shell...
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    Thanks guys, tarp clips it is :)

    Thanks guys, tarp clips it is :)
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    sewing machine cases?

    I have a Necchi BU Nova machine, but it is loose, no table, no case.
    where would one locate a case for it?? is it a standard size base/shape?? could I buy a generic plastic case ?

    Thanks,
    Nick
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    1" webbing hanging accessories

    I use 1" web suspension on all my hammocks.
    Looking for some simple clip-on or clamp-on hooks to hang gear from.
    just hanging drybags on the webbing suspension, they slide down against the hammock....
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    yikes! So is a true walking foot machine close...

    yikes!
    So is a true walking foot machine close to as good for nylon ?
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    Used needle feed machines

    From previous threads, it sounds like a needle feed will suit me better then a walking foot? (2-3 layers of ripstop nylon, grosgrain edging on it too, periodic light use)
    Not looking for an...
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    Does the add on walking foot work as good as a...

    Does the add on walking foot work as good as a built in one? not sure how it would truly work if the mechanicals are not there from the factory?
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    Basic walking foot sewing machine

    Looking for a basic zig-zag true walking foot machine.
    I am not making sails, mostly 2 layers of ripstop nylon with grosgrain folded over, so I don't need "industrial"
    But I get a lot of...
  44. Tarp rigging when weight is not a concern

    We Kayak camp exclusively, so weight is not as much of a concern compared to backpacking.
    We have 4 Hennessy hammocks, I have converted from the provided Explorer tarp to a separate 70D hex fly....
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    Small, bright and cheap - $6.00 132648 ...

    Small, bright and cheap - $6.00
    132648

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ICVSTIO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1G4LVW9EOREKP&coliid=IMZY7ECSPO3VI
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    Glad I aint the only one sleeping in the horse...

    Glad I aint the only one sleeping in the horse stall of a trailer while on the rodeo trail :)
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    118185 October hang, James river VA Kayak...

    118185

    October hang, James river VA Kayak camping
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    Nice,,, Early Muzzle Loader comes in Thursday for...

    Nice,,, Early Muzzle Loader comes in Thursday for us
  49. When the 3-5 mph breeze hit (and it was a slight...

    When the 3-5 mph breeze hit (and it was a slight breeze)I got a slight chill from the top. But remember a 48 deg breeze is cold, a65 deg breeze is not.
    I would say shorts and tee shirt - 60 deg is...
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    I have made 4 UQ's with CS 3.7 my designs have...

    I have made 4 UQ's with CS 3.7 my designs have dart cuts, etc reqiring the cutting and stitching of the Clima Sheild.
    The last UQ was a 2 layer of CS.
    I picked up a spray can of headliner...
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