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    Yes, it has a fairly stiff hand which will resist...

    Yes, it has a fairly stiff hand which will resist tangles
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    Do you mean baffle height and chamber height? ...

    Do you mean baffle height and chamber height?

    Usually between 0.5-1". Its up to you. You could do the same height if you want - most prefer that "puffy" look with a difference.

    I usually...
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    Theres plenty of sealers put there, the question...

    Theres plenty of sealers put there, the question is what were tou alergic to? I'd bet they're all pretty similar as far as chemical composition.
  4. No, from a comfort perspective you can't have...

    No, from a comfort perspective you can't have anproblem with too long.

    Benefits of longer hammock: generally flatter, more comfortable lay.
    Cons: weighs a slight bit more, longer minimum hang...
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    Is it down, or a father (does it have a sharp...

    Is it down, or a father (does it have a sharp "quill portion")? Feather's will leak, because the sharp quill will poke through the fabric when you compress it. Can't really prevent that and all down...
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    Seems he's saying you can just sew a french seam,...

    Seems he's saying you can just sew a french seam, instead of felling it.

    Kyle, FWIW, have you tried this without sealing? It's something I wanted to experiment with, since it's very similar to...
  7. Thanks everyone, and thanks Kyle for putting this...

    Thanks everyone, and thanks Kyle for putting this on!

    Now I just need to decide, do I want a new Tarp out of PU4000, or fabric for my next hammock iteration. Decisions, decisions...
  8. Thread: Sewing Machines

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    Define cheap. What's your budget? Are you...

    Define cheap. What's your budget?

    Are you willing to learn to do service on a used machine?
  9. Thread: needing help

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    Play with the sag in the hammock (adjust the...

    Play with the sag in the hammock (adjust the suspension). My guess it you're hanging it too tight.

    There will always be some "calf ridge" as it's typically called, but there are tricks to...
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    No, the owner had health problems and was not...

    No, the owner had health problems and was not able to keep the business going. There's a thread on here discussing it if you search around.
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    Bumping this back to the top! Thanks for all...

    Bumping this back to the top!

    Thanks for all the entries and kind words! You're all most welcome!
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    HH is basically dependent on how much silicone...

    HH is basically dependent on how much silicone (or other coating material) is applied to the fabric. Heavier coatings will have higher HH ratings.

    RSBTR uses a 30D base fabric weighing...
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    1) Wilderness Logic's doesn't offer water...

    1) Wilderness Logic's doesn't offer water resistant down, so if you want that I'd go with down linen's. Their price is the cheapest I've seen for 850FP, and he will package it by the half oz or oz,...
  14. Most of my gear comes from 1 "vendor". Me!

    Most of my gear comes from 1 "vendor". Me!
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    Here you go: My file has CatSplat's original...

    Here you go:

    My file has CatSplat's original calculator, plus a tab with a sheet I modified as explained in the post....
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    Well, I've done my best to educate people in the...

    Well, I've done my best to educate people in the comments section (posting as Muskrat).

    We'll see if it works!
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    Cool man, happy hanging!

    Cool man, happy hanging!
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    Yep, you got it. How close are your tree's? If...

    Yep, you got it.

    How close are your tree's? If they're that close together you probably have a lot of sag in the hammock too! I think a hennessy generally needs 10-11ft minimum to hang.

    FWIW be...
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    Is the seam you're talking about the ridge seam?...

    Is the seam you're talking about the ridge seam? It's supposed to run in line with the ridgeline.

    It sounds like you've been trying to set the tarp up turned 90 degree's from what it's supposed to...
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    I think his red line is indicating where he put's...

    I think his red line is indicating where he put's the suspension, though the picture shows them both going to the whipping.


    I want to make sure I'm getting my terms right, vs how this thread is...
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    The polyurethane coated side should be down...

    The polyurethane coated side should be down usually.

    Pictures would help understand your problem.
  22. Thread: Silnylon Fail??

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    Sorry guys, but misting is real, and not...

    Sorry guys, but misting is real, and not necessarily due to condensation. I've experienced it in the heavy rain's we get here, when I'm set up out in the open.

    Most silnylon we use for tarp's is...
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    I would use a lighter thread like Mara 70....

    I would use a lighter thread like Mara 70. Personally I use Tera 80.

    Heavier threads require a larger needed, and depending on the machine can have problems feeding. Tension and stitch balance...
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    I consider a cottage vendor to be a craft...

    I consider a cottage vendor to be a craft business where the owner's are pretty much the sole employees, producing and selling the products out of their home.

    Many of the vendor's on Hammock...
  25. Why not just replace the gear? They're not that...

    Why not just replace the gear? They're not that expensive, and if you are indeed mechanically inclined I'm sure you could do the job yourself.

    FWIW I've heard a lot of good things about newer...
  26. FS: Yep, still available

    Yep, still available
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    I've heard a lot of good things about newer...

    I've heard a lot of good things about newer replacement gears, fwiw. The problem with older gears is the machine oils would break down the plastic, making them brittle. The new gears I believe have a...
  28. Thread: Buying down

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    I usually buy bulk from downlinens.com. It's down...

    I usually buy bulk from downlinens.com. It's down from Allied and about the cheapest per oz I can find.
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    I suggest making an adjustable ridge line first....

    I suggest making an adjustable ridge line first. This way you can play with the length to figure out what works for you. There is no hard and fast rule, it's all personal preference. People suggest...
  30. Thread: Newbie

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    You're probably going to want a bug net. Loom up...

    You're probably going to want a bug net. Loom up Fronkey Style Bug Net to see how to make one yourself, if you have any means of sewing, or purchase one from a vendor.
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    For the most comfort I would suggest not a...

    For the most comfort I would suggest not a synthetic material. Something like a heavy weight Silk Habotai (people have used 10 momme [~1.3 oz/sqyrd] in the past, but I'd probably go heavier since...
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    Fair Weather Friend Tarp Giveaway!

    Hello Everyone!

    I've got an exciting giveaway opportunity for the forum!

    Background:
    As some of you may recall: a while ago Ripstop By The Roll introduced his SilPoly line of fabric's with a...
  33. FS: Sending you guys a PM.

    Sending you guys a PM.
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    Ok, so it looks to me like you are designing a...

    Ok, so it looks to me like you are designing a quilt to get you under 20*F, possibly to 10*. As loft increases, the radial difference between the outer and inner shells becomes larger. This means the...
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    What are your parameter's?

    What are your parameter's?
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    Basically the tarp stretch more along the bias of...

    Basically the tarp stretch more along the bias of the material, than along the edge where the hem is, so it sags. There are two ways to offset this: 1) create catenary cuts that will help put tension...
  37. FS: Everyone who has paid at this point has had their...

    Everyone who has paid at this point has had their order ship.
  38. Thread: UQ with a DL?

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    It works exactly the same.

    It works exactly the same.
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    Silpoly is still stretch, however Silpoly...

    Silpoly is still stretch, however Silpoly shouldn't stretch further when wet, which is a common complaint of silnylon tarps.

    Cat cuts are still a good idea.

    While I don't know of anyone who...
  40. Thread: Orders

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    Honestly, the simple answer to your question is...

    Honestly, the simple answer to your question is there isn't a convenient way to charge someone at shipping for a small business. Most vendors use paypal, or a credit card service that afaik don't...
  41. FS: Considering how popular these were I'm sure I'll...

    Considering how popular these were I'm sure I'll be making more. I've got a bunch more scraps to work through. It's just a matter of finding time to make them and conduct the sale.
  42. FS: Got it! Everyone who pays today should have it...

    Got it! Everyone who pays today should have it ship out tomorrow.
  43. FS: Sorry snake skins have been paid for. I'll let...

    Sorry snake skins have been paid for. I'll let you know if I make some more, I still have a bunch of scraps to sort through.
  44. FS: I've marked this down as Grey. Post ha been...

    I've marked this down as Grey. Post ha been updated to reflect all claims up to this point.
  45. FS: Wow, that was quick! Please PM me with what...

    Wow, that was quick!

    Please PM me with what you guy's want, and shipping address, and I'll let you know your total, and my paypal address.
  46. FS: Suspension Organizer Rollup's / Snake Skins / Ridge line Organizer's / Stuff Sacks / Pillows

    After a few year's of DIY gear making, I've accumulated quite the store of scrap fabric. Lately I've been using the scraps to create some little do-dad's that I think will be very useful for my...
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    Usually 1500 lbs will be fine. Generally speaking...

    Usually 1500 lbs will be fine. Generally speaking you will want the rating of the webbng to be 5-10 times your weight. This helps ensure the webbing wont fail from unforseen stresses, or from minor...
  48. Ah, I see. Yeah, definately change that around....

    Ah, I see. Yeah, definately change that around. Use the CL to whip the hammock, and follow what I said and you'll ake significant distance off your minimum hang.
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    I bet if you searched the thread for posts by...

    I bet if you searched the thread for posts by Snowball you'd find it ;)

    Go to Search Thread at the top of the thread > Advanced Search and enter Snowball into the search by username category.
  50. Thread: Bridge Hammock

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    Ridge line goes outside the bug net.

    Ridge line goes outside the bug net.
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