I went and hung out last night at a state park on Lake Hartwell, here in GA.
I purposely chose a site near the water for wind. It was humid last night here as well.
I hung my hammock higher than I have previously, AND I also hung my JRB tarp up a bit higher as well.
I found I was able to easily make the pitch more of an acute angle without it seeming to give me that claustrophobic feeling.
I found the sides didn't sag as much, and the self tensioners seemed to be able to work more efficiently.
So, since we have more rain heading this way, I will go ahead and try this pitch out in the backyard this week and see how it does.
I found I didn't have quite as much trouble reaching my hammock with my short self as I thought I would
I was also quite surprised at how much things stretched out and ended up lower in a short time !
So, now I know I really need to start out with things a LOT higher up !
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions- gonna give them all a try and see how things work for me.