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    The "extra needed space between trees" issue is...

    The "extra needed space between trees" issue is real. After getting burned a couple times on camping trips and not being able to hang, it has made me gun-shy (a lot of my camping is on float trips...
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    I had to seal the ridgeline on my cloudburst. ...

    I had to seal the ridgeline on my cloudburst.

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  3. Thread: Remnants?

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    I got an order in, so thanks for the heads up! ...

    I got an order in, so thanks for the heads up!

    As a follow-up question, are you all still doing the remnants update emails (I forget what they were called...VIP emails maybe)? I don't think I got...
  4. Thread: Remnants?

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    Great, thanks! Sent from my Moto Z (2) using...

    Great, thanks!

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  5. Thread: Remnants?

    by Banjoman
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    Remnants?

    I know you all are busy over there, but just wondering if remnants will be sold anymore? I haven't seen any posted in quite a while.

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    My old NylonD (1.6 I think?) is still my favorite...

    My old NylonD (1.6 I think?) is still my favorite hammock. The feel hasn't been beat yet, and it has just the right amount of stretch for me.

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    I get it. I hate repeats as well in camo...

    I get it. I hate repeats as well in camo patterns. The privacy X is a good one too. The repeat didn't jump out at me from your pic though. Maybe the shadows helped break it up.

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    Really like that A-Tacs pattern. If I ever talk...

    Really like that A-Tacs pattern. If I ever talk myself into making another tarp, it'd probably be with that camo.

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  9. As for the suspension hole, just end your zipper...

    As for the suspension hole, just end your zipper before you get up to the top of the tarp to leave a hole.

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  10. I've got a nice WL Bullfrog that has Velcro...

    I've got a nice WL Bullfrog that has Velcro closures on the doors. One thing I do not like about the Velcro is that it is loud. Nothing like opening that thing up in the middle of a silent night......
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    It's for sale on Amazon. Check it out Sent...

    It's for sale on Amazon. Check it out

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    I got this same one several years ago too. I use...

    I got this same one several years ago too. I use it with a sheet of hardboard and am completely satisfied with the results. I'm sure the "real" tools for the job are somehow better, but for me, their...
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    I think he means whoopie slings coming down from...

    I think he means whoopie slings coming down from the ceiling anchors to the ridgepole ends. Seems like a good idea.

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    Oh boy! Hope this is like the old NylonD! I have...

    Oh boy! Hope this is like the old NylonD! I have an old NylonD hammock that I've baby'd because it is my favorite hammock fabric.

    Thanks Dutch squad!

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  15. The bobbins are extraneous and possibly a...

    The bobbins are extraneous and possibly a liability (as in this case). My two cents are just skip them.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/FvCrvjtCjpv4wYdy5

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    I agree with all the points hutzelbein mentions. ...

    I agree with all the points hutzelbein mentions.

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    Well, there are at least 2 kinds of lube in your...

    Well, there are at least 2 kinds of lube in your machine...there is oil and there is grease. I think you probably wiped off extra grease. Mine was sloppily greased from the factory as well. The...
  18. I felt the same way when I first got my 4423....

    I felt the same way when I first got my 4423. However, after using it for a while, either the pedal became less touchy or I got used to it because I don't have a problem controlling the speed...
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    Yep, the intermittent nature of the sticking is...

    Yep, the intermittent nature of the sticking is why I lived with the problem for so long before dealing with it. Eventually mine stuck and wouldn't get unstuck. Probably not the best on your machine...
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    Hey, here's my post about this issue. I guess my...

    Hey, here's my post about this issue. I guess my machine was actually older than I thought before trying to fix it...
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    I have had this issue. I have the same machine as...

    I have had this issue. I have the same machine as well. I believe it is in need of lubrication. I hesitate to offer advice on how/where to lube the machine because I didn't know what I was doing, but...
  22. Thread: Catbird Combo

    by Banjoman
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    Yeahhh Buddy!!! Sent from my Moto Z (2) using...

    Yeahhh Buddy!!!

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  23. Thread: Catbird Combo

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    Forgot to take a couple pics of a partial...

    Forgot to take a couple pics of a partial topcover I made as well, so here it is along with the tarp in porch mode. The top cover fabric is 1.1...
  24. Thread: Catbird Combo

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    Thanks PlusOne. The only thing I copied was...

    Thanks PlusOne. The only thing I copied was Dutch's chameleon net. I bought one and used it as a template. The hammock body is pretty straightforward. The end caps I made by measuring 1) how far from...
  25. Thread: Catbird Combo

    by Banjoman
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    Catbird Combo

    Just showing off my recently completed hammock and tarp combo. I was gonna put this in the DIY section, but realized I bought almost everything for this project from Dutch so putting it here just...
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    +1 for NylonD. That's my favorite for sure. Wish...

    +1 for NylonD. That's my favorite for sure. Wish it would make a comeback. HyperD is close but not quite as comfy for me.

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  27. Thread: Zipper tabs

    by Banjoman
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    I don't think there is as much muscle required as...

    I don't think there is as much muscle required as fiddling. Start with putting it on one side first (like on the video), and then do the other side. When you get the teeth to mesh up correctly they...
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    I'd make them long enough to attach to your tarp...

    I'd make them long enough to attach to your tarp stakes. You may end up not actually attaching them there, but it is good to have that as an option...saves you from having to put out the extra...
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    Reminds me of Bic's bridge hammock saddlebags....

    Reminds me of Bic's bridge hammock saddlebags. Haven't seen them on a gathered end before. Do they work OK for you? Seems like the sides may be a little droopy.

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    Not that it won't work, but probably most people...

    Not that it won't work, but probably most people would opt for a lighter fabric to make topquilts out of. You may want to take that 1.6 hyperD and make a couple of hammocks out of it (this is my...
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    This seems right to me Cruiser. You may want to...

    This seems right to me Cruiser. You may want to extend the length of ridgeline grosgrain past the ends of tarp to incorporate the tieouts instead of adding extra pieces afterwards.

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    I've also got some old-school aluminum Dutch...

    I've also got some old-school aluminum Dutch clips that don't scrunch up the strap. I like these (plus they are cheaper than titanium clips), and I think you can still get them from JRB, or email...
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    I'm hanging right now, and my old polyester...

    I'm hanging right now, and my old polyester straps do the same thing. I have wondered about this too...
  34. Yeah I think you're right. Your post piqued my...

    Yeah I think you're right. Your post piqued my curiosity, so after I posted I spent a minute doing a quick search and didn't find much of anything in the #3 size. I didn't look on Amazon or EBay, so...
  35. There's probably hundreds of places online....

    There's probably hundreds of places online. Ripstop by the Roll has them.

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    I think someone could draw some laughs if they...

    I think someone could draw some laughs if they were to construct a hammock with banana covered fabric.

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    Sounds good to me, Stovemandan! Onward and...

    Sounds good to me, Stovemandan! Onward and upward.

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    I'm not sure I understand why you need to suspend...

    I'm not sure I understand why you need to suspend the cot. Cots suspend you with no trees needed. Looks like you got a nice solid and level ground to set the cot on too. Not trying to be a smarta$$....
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    Sorry I can't remember specifics, but I know this...

    Sorry I can't remember specifics, but I know this has been played around with here on the forum not too many years ago. It might take some creative search terms to find it.

    I think they may have...
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    Very nice! Sent from my Moto Z (2) using...

    Very nice!

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    Could you try getting them dirty? Grass stains,...

    Could you try getting them dirty? Grass stains, walnuts, charcoal, etc.

    Also, I haven't seen this webbing in person, but at the distance where camo is effective at concealing your hammock and...
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    Excellent to hear the prices will be more...

    Excellent to hear the prices will be more affordable than the Outdoor Inc.! This will make me rearrange my fun money purchasing priorities :)
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    Good choice, Kyle! I'm a fan of A-tacs patterns....

    Good choice, Kyle! I'm a fan of A-tacs patterns. Will these fabrics be sold at Outdoor Inc. prices?

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    Yeah, there's no way I'd pay for a proper hot...

    Yeah, there's no way I'd pay for a proper hot knife when these soldering irons work so well.
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    If the pulls are on the net, they are removed...

    If the pulls are on the net, they are removed when you remove the net...no need for the extra clutter on your hammock.

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    MiteyF, you might be right. For me, I am not...

    MiteyF, you might be right. For me, I am not convinced (yet) that the angles of force on either side of the pole tip are similar enough to not cause a decent amount of torque.

    Another issue could...
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    I agree with WV on this one. After hanging for a...

    I agree with WV on this one. After hanging for a while, the amsteel forms a hardened hole where the spreader tip fits. Usually this hole is still there the next time I use the hammock, with the...
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    I like/own a good amount of Dutch's creations,...

    I like/own a good amount of Dutch's creations, including the bridge hammock ends, but if I had to do it over again I would not have purchased the bridge ends. Here's one of my "non-Dutched" bridge...
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    Wow, this is not as simple as I thought it would...

    Wow, this is not as simple as I thought it would be. I tried this a couple different times lackadaisically, and couldn't tell the difference between sides. I plan on adding panel pullouts to a tarp I...
  50. One possible route you could take is to buy the...

    One possible route you could take is to buy the removable bug net from Dutch along with two of his 121" vision zippers...then you'd have a quality-made bugnet, and could use the bug net as a template...
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