Originally Posted by tygr
What is the purpose of the curtain?
Well my original ghosts all had a footbox are to influence the lay of the bed of the hammock. This model I was just going to have a draw cord on top to do that, similar to the UKHammock Woodsman X. After a conversation with Mat from UKHammock I decided to add that little bit of material to help keep stuff from flopping out the end. In the "front" pic there is no load on the pull line so it looks floppy and doesn't do much at that point.
This test this morning was to make sure I wasn't going to do a butt landing. In the "back" pic there is a little tension there, but not enough to change the lay of the bed. I'm still waiting on making sure all the bonds are 100% set before adding any tension to those points so there won't be any peeling. I did get a little peel on the bond that holds the curtain to the hem when I was playing this morning with it. The only sewn parts of this hammock were where I sewed ladders for putting an underquilt on using Dutch quilt hooks and the "curtain" all these points were sewn to 1" strips of cuben fiber which was then bonded to the body of the hammock. The body is all bonded and there are no holes in it anywhere from sewing because nothing is directly sewn to that body.