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    Sew-all will be fine for this. Don't...

    Sew-all will be fine for this.

    Don't over-think it.
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    I believe the 83% rule was to ensure tension in...

    I believe the 83% rule was to ensure tension in the ridgeline when hung properly (at ~30*). If the ridgeline were longer, it would start being loose at that angle.

    So if you are lengthening your...
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    Also, material stretch can impact shoulder...

    Also, material stretch can impact shoulder squeeze. Not sure what you used, but it could be a factor.
  4. Ball points are for knit material. Pretty much...

    Ball points are for knit material.

    Pretty much everything you'll work with is woven. You want sharp needles.
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    Out of curiosity: how much does this weigh?

    Out of curiosity: how much does this weigh?
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    For future reference you can make your own rain...

    For future reference you can make your own rain with a garden hose and a spray nozzle.
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    Sound's like you bought a knock off that doesn't...

    Sound's like you bought a knock off that doesn't perform at expected. If it is a Hennessy, and it's 70D polyester it should have a polyurethane coating on one side (one side will be shiny). That's...
  8. That's very similar to the machine I started on...

    That's very similar to the machine I started on (actually a bit more featured, and has some specialty stitches I now now find useful that my machine didn't have).

    Eventually I outgrew it (it was...
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    Suspension was probably set too tight. You may...

    Suspension was probably set too tight. You may have mis-estimated the angles. You also may have the ridgeline too short for the angle your setting it at. Or the line could have been damaged somehow....
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    Interesting solution, but it seems to be lacking...

    Interesting solution, but it seems to be lacking a problem.

    I think you may be focusing too much on the fact that something derates the rope, and not on actual numbers.

    For instance: 1/8...
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    Sorry, maybe I'm a little over sensative right...

    Sorry, maybe I'm a little over sensative right now. I just felt like it was an abrupt end to the thread.
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    Well, so much for discussion. Can't help but...

    Well, so much for discussion.

    Can't help but feel this is a bit of a rude response to someone who took the time to answer your question.
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    The symmetric diamond you are proposing is...

    The symmetric diamond you are proposing is basically cutting down an asym tarp to make it symetric. Why? You're simply reducing coverage to an already pretty minimal design.


    The man reason no...
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    I don't know about the app, but in the web...

    I don't know about the app, but in the web browser you should (it looks like a speech bubble with a + next to it). Click to check all the posts you want to quote, then hit reply on any post.

    If...
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    No problem, good luck with your project!

    No problem, good luck with your project!
  16. Thread: Zipper help.

    by Boston
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    I'd put double pulls on if it were me.

    I'd put double pulls on if it were me.
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    ok, a couple other things I just noticed: your...

    ok, a couple other things I just noticed: your channels are really small. They'll be harder to sew, and work with. Consider at least a half inch. One inch ish is pretty standard.

    Also I think you...
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    1) Thisnis really too much for me to want to...

    1) Thisnis really too much for me to want to critique, but generally: yes. Note: I didn't check any of your math section. There are things I'd do different, but sounds like your mind is made up, and...
  19. Inner layer generally.

    Inner layer generally.
  20. I'm about your size (5'9"/150lbs), and personally...

    I'm about your size (5'9"/150lbs), and personally was on a lightweight kick for a long time. Almost all my hammocks were some form of 1.1/1.0 material. I did make a bridge hammock out of 1.0 Hyper D...
  21. One thing not mentioned: Straps will stretch...

    One thing not mentioned:

    Straps will stretch significantly more than a whoopie sling made form amsteel. Generally, You'll need to set your straps a bit tighter initially, where as you can set the...
  22. Utility and convenience. It's easier, and take's...

    Utility and convenience. It's easier, and take's less time.
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    Before your first reply, gmcttr was the last...

    Before your first reply, gmcttr was the last person to respond. In June of 2013.


    Good thing I'm not making any.


    For future awareness: it's considered bad taste to make consecutive posts on...
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    It's not grosgrain. It's single sided...

    It's not grosgrain.

    It's single sided polyester satin ribbon, with the satin side folded in, so the matte "back" of the ribbon is showing.

    I've used offrey brand from sewing/craft stores with...
  25. Dutch cilps work well, I wouldn't worry about the...

    Dutch cilps work well, I wouldn't worry about the strap slipping. Just make sure the whole strap is hooked when you set up.


    A light carabiner option would be the CAMP Nano 22 (22 grams) or the...
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    Speak accurately if you want to be taken...

    Speak accurately if you want to be taken seriously. Amsteel is a brand. Of course there are various other sizes of UHMWPE cordage made by other manufacturers, and even the same manufacturer as...
  27. This isn't how insulation works. Insulation...

    This isn't how insulation works. Insulation prevents heat from moving through it (it's a resistance). The more you have, the more resistance there is. The insulation value doesn't depend on heat...
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    Actually, the smallest diameter Amsteel comes in...

    Actually, the smallest diameter Amsteel comes in is 7/64" which is ~2.8mm. Dynaglide is 2mm (~5/64").

    NER and FSE Robline make sk75 lines the same size and strand count as dynaglide without the...
  29. No, don't seam seal your quilt. Quilt's don't...

    No, don't seam seal your quilt. Quilt's don't need to be waterproof, and the fabric you used isn't anyway.
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    Minimum bury length should be 3.5 fid lengths for...

    Minimum bury length should be 3.5 fid lengths for an adjustable bury. A single fid is 21 multiplied by the cord diameter.

    If you used 7/64" amsteel then you need a bury that is about 8".

    Here's...
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    Adjusting sag on a bridge hammock will adjust the...

    Adjusting sag on a bridge hammock will adjust the sag in the middle. Some you can actually set it up so it inverts a bit (middle higher than head/feet) depending on the hammock shape.
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    You can't judge warmth by fill weight. You're...

    You can't judge warmth by fill weight. You're looking at two completely different products, with different designs. Underground quilt's are basically standard rectangle quilts. Hammock Gear shapes...
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    In my experience, generally tie out's are meant...

    In my experience, generally tie out's are meant to keep the bug net out of your face, and maybe open up the space in the hammock. i've never had a problem with either.

    The problem they can cause...
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    In my experience, generally tie out's are meant...

    In my experience, generally tie out's are meant to keep the bug net out of your face, and maybe open up the space in the hammock. i've never had a problem with either.

    The problem they can cause...
  35. Have a link?

    Have a link?
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    FWIW my analysis mentioned above used data...

    FWIW my analysis mentioned above used data Richard gathered, but his analysis of that data was off (and many of his graphs mis-represented that data visually). Since then I take his conclusions with...
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    Not really. At least not based on what data I've...

    Not really. At least not based on what data I've been able to compile and analyze.

    First of all, temp rating is subjective, and conditional to many environmental factors. So it always a guess, and...
  38. go on Etsy or Ebay and look for Greist...

    go on Etsy or Ebay and look for Greist attachments. Make sure they fit the shank type of your machine. You can get all those rolled hem attachments, plus more for about $10.

    FWIW, there is still...
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    FWIW, the price of coated fabrics has come down...

    FWIW, the price of coated fabrics has come down so much since that video was made, you're probably not going to save much money, and probably end up with a product that isn't as good as you'd like.
  40. Thread: Tarp With Doors

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    Honestly, if a wind drive snow like that, not...

    Honestly, if a wind drive snow like that, not much will save you except a sock/over cover.

    My experience: top of a mountain, ground camping (because no trees) in a tarp tent. Tent was staked down...
  41. Thread: Extra width

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    Here's what I have found, comparing 60"x10ft to...

    Here's what I have found, comparing 60"x10ft to 60"x11ft to a 9ft 10" x 78" (Yukon double)

    Basically I'm generally not comfortable in a 10ft hammock, or I should say not as comfortable a in my...
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    I've used the 2nd one with some success. you'll...

    I've used the 2nd one with some success. you'll still need to handle it a bit to keep everything in line but ti does help.

    The first one does a double fold, and isn't what you want. It wont accept...
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    I'm pretty sure the hole Hennessy burns is for...

    I'm pretty sure the hole Hennessy burns is for mostly for processing, and maybe was an attempt to keep the hammock from being accidentally (or potentially on purpose) disassembled. Basically they...
  44. A serged rolled hem from a serger is much...

    A serged rolled hem from a serger is much different from a normal rolled hem. It "curls" the fabric over inside the overlocked seam. Generally speaking this is a decorative effect.

    Part of the...
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    If your top quilt keeps migrating down off your...

    If your top quilt keeps migrating down off your body, i'm guessing you're pushing it off you while you sleep?

    Try adding a channel along the top (neck portion) with shock cord you can cinch up,...
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    If you're going to buy material to make straps,...

    If you're going to buy material to make straps, why buy something that's not ideal? Stretching will change the way your hammock lays, potentially impacting it's comfort.

    Plus that's really...
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    Definitely shop around. most of your stuff is...

    Definitely shop around. most of your stuff is "main steam, commercially available". Generally speaking this gear is NOT what the community recommends, as it's either made by people who don't...
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    What thread and needle are you using? Using too...

    What thread and needle are you using? Using too thick of a thread with too thin of a needle can cause similar problems.

    Be very careful adjusting bobbin tension. It's very finicky. Most tension...
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    The 3.5' dimensions would become 4', unless you...

    The 3.5' dimensions would become 4', unless you want to change the shape of the side triangles. Basically you're just centering the triangles on the edge.
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    Not at all. What made you think it was necessary...

    Not at all. What made you think it was necessary to begin with?

    Other similar features are walking feet machines, or needle feed machines (these are mostly industrial machines). You can also get a...
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