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    Thanks everyone.

    Thanks everyone.
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    Its been very overwhelming here over the last 9...

    Its been very overwhelming here over the last 9 months.

    We have moved. Moved my wifes mother in with us. She has had major surgery to remove a sarcoma tumor only to have it return in her calf and...
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    I added .5 inches for a seam. I just sewed the...

    I added .5 inches for a seam. I just sewed the edges together close to the cut ends and then covered the seam with bias tape. I have one finished I'll take a picture of this evening.
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    We have been very busy here. We moved my MIL into...

    We have been very busy here. We moved my MIL into our already to small house during her radiation treatments. She made it through surgery but still has a long road ahead of her. We will also be...
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    What is your shoulder width? Double layer of...

    What is your shoulder width?

    Double layer of either the argon or hyper d would work.
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    In the interest is transparency.... and to...

    In the interest is transparency.... and to prevent having to type this over and over....

    My MIL has just started radiation treatment for Sarcoma that has manifested in her right thigh and wrapped...
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    Yep, pronounced Mackinaw.

    Yep, pronounced Mackinaw.
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    Thanks Brian. I'll supply the spreaders for...

    Thanks Brian.

    I'll supply the spreaders for each individual hammock.

    But to answer your question, I'll be using an 80% ratio for spreader length most of the time. I may bump up to 85%...
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    Absolutely. [emoji1]

    Absolutely. [emoji1]
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    Absolutely. Several of the pictured examples are...

    Absolutely. Several of the pictured examples are doubles. Triple layer?
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    Thanks everyone.

    Thanks everyone.
  12. Thanks to Red for reminding me. I am going to try...

    Thanks to Red for reminding me. I am going to try to make it but it will more than likely just be a day trip. Family needs right now wont allow an overnight.
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    I still have the shirt from 2010.... Hard to...

    I still have the shirt from 2010.... Hard to believe its been that long.

    Ill be honest... I need to get away. Perhaps I can make it down for a day. But an overnight is out of the question right...
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    I guess I shouldn't discriminate... You dont have...

    I guess I shouldn't discriminate... You dont have to be big to get a bridge hammock....
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    Thanks Gunner. Kyle, hopefully this means more...

    Thanks Gunner.

    Kyle, hopefully this means more business for you. I just remembered you have the Hyper D in 1.0....
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    Thanks... I think it will work out well.

    Thanks... I think it will work out well.
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    I dont think you can "friend" businesses. You can...

    I dont think you can "friend" businesses. You can only like them. Im not very FB savvy either...
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    Mackinac Bridge Hammocks

    After a bit of deliberation I have decided to make this a part time venture. Being a larger than average individual, 6'4, 275#, I could not get very comfortable in the bridge hammocks that are...
  19. The taper is important to the integrity of a...

    The taper is important to the integrity of a splice. In the instance of a shackle, though, it's just to reduce the diameter of the cord to make the bury easier. Ideally, you'll want to grab the...
  20. Looks good.

    Looks good.
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    WTB: I have an ACT Lite 40+10 thats never really been...

    I have an ACT Lite 40+10 thats never really been used. Ive used it a couple times just to pack clothes in for road trips. Never been on the trail or camping. Its a little dusty and whatnot from...
  22. Just about any of the 1.6 or 1.9 ripstop will...

    Just about any of the 1.6 or 1.9 ripstop will work. I'm partial to the Argon 1.6 or Hyper D 1.6, both support me in a single layer bridge and I'm back up to 275.

    Pm inbound....
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    Looks good jrs... Im a big fan of orange too. ...

    Looks good jrs... Im a big fan of orange too.

    I ended up going with a sewn on end cap because I want to retain the ability to add a zippered bug net. So I have been making templates as I come...
  24. Thread: Necchi 535fa

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    I agree with gem, for $10 you've got nothing to...

    I agree with gem, for $10 you've got nothing to lose.
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    FOUND: Ok, good news.

    Ok, good news.
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    FOUND: Are you in need of a bug net or just the hammock?

    Are you in need of a bug net or just the hammock?
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    Yes, 3 to 4 wraps is sufficient for tarp lines....

    Yes, 3 to 4 wraps is sufficient for tarp lines. You can also make the main line from 2.2 and the prussic from 1.75 to increase biteability. But with tarp lines, you want some slip safety built in.
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  28. I contemplated it for a while thinking I'd be ok...

    I contemplated it for a while thinking I'd be ok with the water resistance. But I just don't want to chance it. Sounds like a neat watch though and that's my only hangup.
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    I understand. I raced Cross Country back in my...

    I understand.

    I raced Cross Country back in my hayday. With some trials riding thrown in during the down time. I certainly miss it, my knees dont, though.
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    I measure 6'4 and was up to 275. The double layer...

    I measure 6'4 and was up to 275. The double layer RR held me just fine and was comfortable. No issues with the fabric. Larger folk may find the middle of the hammock a tad narrow, at least I did. One...
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    I am roughly the same dimensions, 6'4 and hover...

    I am roughly the same dimensions, 6'4 and hover between 250 and 275. I think youd be surprised what a single layer would feel like. I know first hand a single layer in a bridge supports me.

    And a...
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    Looks good. I so want to make a gathered end out...

    Looks good. I so want to make a gathered end out of some of the argon I have, but I just can't get as comfortable in a gathered end.

    If you don't mind answering, what do you weigh?
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    Alright. The offer stands if you ever change your...

    Alright. The offer stands if you ever change your mind.
  34. offer rescinded. I need a waterproof watch.

    offer rescinded. I need a waterproof watch.
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    Early person too. How amenable are you to...

    Early person too.

    How amenable are you to increasing the length? I have 2 hammock bodies here that take a 43" spreader bar (I just have to put finishing touches on them). But that also means the...
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    And your stand is 12 feet long, right?

    And your stand is 12 feet long, right?
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    Trail, do you have the ability to add hanging...

    Trail, do you have the ability to add hanging points to your current stand?
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    The eye splice for class 1 ropes (olefin,...

    The eye splice for class 1 ropes (olefin, polyester, or nylon) is shorter than for class 2 (dyneema, vectran, technora and zylon) by 1 fid. So it would be 2 fids for a lock stitched eye splice in...
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    Ditto on the PayPal credit card. Its not a line...

    Ditto on the PayPal credit card. Its not a line of credit but gives you the ability to use it as a credit card and it accesses your paypal funds. You can set up a back-up funding source as well.
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    $30 is a steal for a Necchi BU. If its not...

    $30 is a steal for a Necchi BU. If its not broken, buy it. If its stiff, its just needs cleaned and oiled.
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    Unless you need the pocket between the layers for...

    Unless you need the pocket between the layers for a pad.
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    Ah, I thought I read bridge. So ignore most of my...

    Ah, I thought I read bridge. So ignore most of my advice.

    I do think you'll be fine with a single layer of the argon, though. I love the way it stretches and I was 270 at the time.
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    What style bridge are you going to build? i.e....

    What style bridge are you going to build? i.e. how are you going to approach the endcaps?

    Also, how much do you weigh?



    Thre may be some merit in your line of reasoning. I honestly dont know.
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    I havent yet done this, but will in the future....

    I havent yet done this, but will in the future. Cant help with this one.



    I believe so if you want to be able to remove it. If you are going to stow it on the hammock, then you dont need to...
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    Its a nick name I picked up when I was younger....

    Its a nick name I picked up when I was younger. Back when Ron Howard had hair ( and me too) I was a spitting image of Ron. So much so people would ask me for autographs and pay for my dinners.


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    Ive got a 223 that has no issues with anything I...

    Ive got a 223 that has no issues with anything I throw at it. My ONLY gripe is the presser foot doesn't lift very high. Ive also "adjusted" the pedal so the machine starts slow and wont go full speed.
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    Thanks. MTS

    Thanks. MTS
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    I was finally able to get this done. ...

    I was finally able to get this done.

    http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp200/opie0074/P1030253_zps8cab16c0.jpg

    http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp200/opie0074/P1030255_zps53345d6b.jpg
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    The head end are larger because there is more...

    The head end are larger because there is more weight on the head end. But at 145, youll be fine going down a size.
  50. I got the body all sewed up. 36" at the foot end...

    I got the body all sewed up. 36" at the foot end and 37" at the head end. I left out the cat cuts on the ends because I didn't want to elevate either end more than its already going to. I just need...
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