Originally Posted by samjaynes
I finished the sewing of this project a while a go, but just got around to adding 3/32 shock cord to the sides. Since this is my first UQ, can anyone provide some tips on where to attach (s-hook, triangle thingy, etc). Also, I didnt run shock cord on the ends as I didnt add grossgrain there as the factory edge looked decent enough.
I made mine into a loop with a cord lock to adjust tension on it. I thread the hammock ends through the loop at each end and the cord rests against the knot or whipped end of the hammock fabric. I figured it would be better to start with enough cord to get it done (about 17') and tension it to keep it snug but not compressed against the hammock. Side to side tensioners on the UQ end are important also to keep out cold air. I stitched one end to the UQ channel and put a cord lock on the tensioned side.