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    preventing wicking in a claytor

    I have a claytor no net coming in the mail in a few days. Ive been reading old forums and several people have mentioned water wicking down the webbing straps. is this true, and how do you prevent it?
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    yes it is. i replaced my stock webbing straps w/ the ring buckle system

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    I have a claytor no net coming in the mail in a few days. Ive been reading old forums and several people have mentioned water wicking down the webbing straps. is this true, and how do you prevent it?
    Just put a knot ( or two) in the webbing just outside the channels. For me and sonny boy, so far, end of problem.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    So..................its best to replace the suspension, but a couple of knots at the end of the stock suspension takes care of the wicking?
    FYI: If you want to know what type a certain bear is, sneak up behind it and kick it. Then,
    run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    So..................its best to replace the suspension, but a couple of knots at the end of the stock suspension takes care of the wicking?
    Well, you can certainly replace it, many have. We can always find a bit better suspension. But, yes, for at least 2 of us a couple of knots added on left plus right side of the channel stopped all water entry. And for me and at least one other, the stock Claytor suspension still works just fine. Actually, on mine, I have had a cinch buckle set up on the head end and stock on the other, for a year or two. Until about a month ago, I now have some whoopie slings on that set up.

    Some folks have reported stretch problems, but not me ( 210 lbs) or my son, a bit heavier.

    The easy and cheap way is to put some knots in and just use the Claytor suspension per Claytor's directions. Then, if needed or just for fun, replace with cinch buckles/carabiner or whoopies.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Thanks for the great info! I definitely plan to put a new suspension on in the future, but Ive gone way over budget for the year on my hammock gear, so ill have to make do with the stock suspension for now.
    FYI: If you want to know what type a certain bear is, sneak up behind it and kick it. Then,
    run like crazy and climb up a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it's a black
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    I use the stock suspension on my Claytor. If you know how to tie simple knots it works good.

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    I can almost guarantee you one thing: if you use that stock Claytor webbing, with out some an extra overhand knot of 2 on each side, with a good all night rain you are going to be soaked! I don't think a drip line will help much in this case.

    Another thing that might work, other than going to buckles or rings, is Snake Skins left stretched out over the length of the webbing. If you happen to have some snake skins or feel like making some.

    I'm surprised Claytor does not emphasize this requirement more on his web site.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Those extra overhand knots always kept the rain from soaking my hammock. I plan on using the Claytor not net hammock only during the cold snowy weather of the winter season.
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