Originally Posted by 2Questions
Acer, I haven't studied your pics and comments yet on post #13, but with a quick look it looks like I will be making the orginal UQP at a to be determined longer length, and add a few tabs at to be determined places. I already put a channel and shock cord with a cord lock on the 2 sides of the UQP. Does this sound right? I will study the pics and comments tomorrow sometime. Thanks for all your help! Donna
Yes,,it does sound right. The hammock I threw on there,,was full 11' long with one inch rolled hem on each end, and just tied with amsteel thru hem then half hitched around the ends, with loop of whoopie larksheaded around it, so its almost full lenght. The material was 58" wide from source then half in hems on the sides, and I knotty modded the head and foot end with 3/32 shock chord for about 2ft. All I did was grab it and throw it on and wrap the whoopies around the RL of the bridge hammock loosely pulling the hammock around the bridge to see if it fit. And I had a 50 degree Jarbridge on, and in checking under it, There's ample room for my 20 degree down with 2 oz of overstuffing full length quilt to fit between nicely..Just so happened that my dutch quilt hooks were attached to gathered end hammock and attached perfect as well to where I had the new Dutch Quilt Clips attached to the bridge with them being tied on the rings with small nylon chord. In keeping your costs down. I don't see how you would make a UQP same shape as a bridge hammock with the curved ends sewn in,,and keep your costs of the item relatively the same as your other UQP's that you sell now. And keep it down in weight for packing as well. Bridge Hammock backpackers are already packing alot more weight than the gathered end backpackers due to weight of bridge hammocks unless they are DIY'ed by lighter materials than the mfters are using. If I knew how to sew,,I would definitely be expermenting with Momentum materials in making a super light weight bridge hammock..and its tempting me now.