I tried double wrapping sypderline and cinching the channel very tight (sort of whipping) - this helped but did not eliminate my problem. Anyone can help? Thanks in advance.
The Claytor is not made to "cinch" up. The channel needs room to allow the sides to come up the rope on each side. The higher the sides come up the rope the more it shapes the hammock. Try making a big loop for the channel with the line for the cinch buckle coming off the loop and then you can use the strap/buckles like normal.