Originally Posted by BillyBob58
Thanks. I have e-mailed the Jacks. I'll let you know what they say. But I'm beginning to suspect a 30" spreader, or whatever, will just not be quite wide enough for me. Though I hope not, cause that would be a real bummer. Because otherwise, that baby is comfortable, including as a chair/lounger.
I wager that with some mods (that would blow the warranty naturally) you could get the hammock to have a wider spread.
The painful part would be to cut the end caps down the center, hem the cut edges, and once you've settled on the spread you want, sew in a piece that fills in the wedge in the middle of the endcap caused by spreading the ends farther apart. Then you'd need to find a replacement for the spreader bars, but hiking poles can be used for that, Scott found some tent poles that work. Finally you'd want to replace the suspension from the rings out, because with a wider spreader base you want longer suspension sides. As long as you're at it, put in a structural ridgeline.
You've lost a bugnet that fits, the design of that is simple and could be replicated to fit the new shape.
or you could just get used to the squeeze....