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    Anyone else use Double Hammock Whoopie Hooks yet?

    My wife has been wanting to hang next to me for a while now. So, this past weekend we used the double hammock whoppie hooks for the first time. My wife loved it, I'm still undecided mainly because I haven't mastered the setup yet.

    With a 36" spreader bar and a nice fat tree at the foot there was no bumping each other. That's not to say that you can't feel the other person moving. It almost seems like if one person moves the other feels it. That being said, both of us slept great. It was mainly annoying while getting settled for the night. If one person gets out the other hammock will drop a little. I've only had it set up this once, but the drop was only a couple inches.

    I'm not sure if my tarp will have enough coverage in the rain or not. Has anyone had a rig like this out in the rain yet? I have a 11' with doors. It was windy for a while and I was able to block most of the wind. I'm not too worried about the foot end, but I'm not sure what will happen at the head end if there is much wind blown rain, or rain on the spreader bar. The hammock on the windward side would be plenty protected, but I'm concerned about how open the leeward side hammock looks. I'm wondering it I'll need a bigger tarp or only use this when there's no rain in the forecast. Anyone have thoughts on this?

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    Here are a couple of other pics from the hang.

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    Where do you get the spreader bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhagan View Post
    Where do you get the spreader bar?
    Quest Outfitters the .625" ones.

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    This looks nice and easy! I achieved the same result with a left over atlas strap at the head, now envisioning the spreader bar at the feet! Thx for the link!

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    I've done the very same set up but found no need for any titanium hooks or a specific spreader bar.. I just inserted a hiking pole into the continuous loops on the head end of our two hammocks. It works a treat and the gap is adjustable.
    "Live like you will die tomorrow, but learn like you will live forever." Gandhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moel Siabod View Post
    I've done the very same set up but found no need for any titanium hooks or a specific spreader bar.. I just inserted a hiking pole into the continuous loops on the head end of our two hammocks. It works a treat and the gap is adjustable.
    I'll have to remember that if I ever get hiking poles.

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    Have you given any thoughts to bug nets for the side by side hang? Just two separate standard fronkeys?

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    The shorter your spreader bar the less seesaw effect you get. Of course that increases you bumping so you have to find a happy medium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch146 View Post
    Have you given any thoughts to bug nets for the side by side hang? Just two separate standard fronkeys?
    I'm working on bug nets that zip to the hammock body.

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    I am planning on investing I'm a double whoopie hook system this summer, and am building a tarp specifically for it. I am planning on making a 129.5 rectangle tarp. Based on your experiences, where do you see the tarp lacking coverage? Would and extra foot give you the extra protection you are looking for?

    It also looks like the side pullouts are very useful in giving you extra space for two hammocks.

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