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    channel end question

    Going to be making continuous loops for my diy hammock and have a quick question.

    Can I run the continuous loop inside the channel, roll it down a couple of times then larks head the loop? Wondering if this would be just as strong as whipping the end with a chord prior to adding loop since this would be doing both essentially...

    Thanks for any input!

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    If you have a channel end and the stitching is good, I wouldn't worry about rolling it over a few times. Seems like it would be adding extra fabric without added benefit. If you do decide to do it, I would suggest wrapping the continuous loop completely around the rolled end twice before the larks head to capture all of the fabric.

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    If you sew your channel so that it is load berring (i.e. 3 rows of stitching) it will be fine and it is a very popular way of finishing the ends of a hammock. When whipping the ends the sewn channel does not have to be load berring as the bunched up material/whipping basically becomes the stopper for your loop. I am about to start on my first hammock using the load berring channel. I also plan to add a "knotty mod" to my sides to reduce the flappy sides. Good luck and keep us updated...with pics☺☺

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    I disagree. Hanging from a channel does make a difference. It forms a small arc and lower the center of the hammock and at the same time pulls up the edges. It is not much but sometimes the it’s the details that makes the difference. It will however not replace the "knotty mod". I am not saying its better because it is a matter of preference. I prefer 1.5” but a little less will also do but be careful not to make it too small. Making it bigger does not make sense IMO then you will add material for no reason. Some make it bigger so there is space for a larks head around it with multiple fabric layers but its overkill IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latriper View Post
    If you sew your channel so that it is load berring (i.e. 3 rows of stitching) it will be fine and it is a very popular way of finishing the ends of a hammock. When whipping the ends the sewn channel does not have to be load berring as the bunched up material/whipping basically becomes the stopper for your loop. I am about to start on my first hammock using the load berring channel. I also plan to add a "knotty mod" to my sides to reduce the flappy sides. Good luck and keep us updated...with pics☺☺
    I just did a knotty mod to my 11ft argon ( I went all out and did 4 ) it works brilliantly

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    What length did you make the knotty mod on your argon?

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    20" ( both sides) on the head end and 26" ( both sides ) on the foot end, I did the 20"as an experiment first ( only learning to inject thread ) and it went without a hictch ,so I went ahead and did the other end,

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    20" ( both sides) on the head end and 26" ( both sides ) on the foot end, I did the 20"as an experiment first ( only learning to inject thread ) and it went without a hitch ,so I went ahead and did the other end,
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