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    Skeeter Beater

    I just ordered the SB for my son and was curious if you could run a ridge line on the inside of the netting, similar to the Blackbird? Anyone out there have one that might have done this to theirs?

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    You would have to modify the netting to have hole allowing the RL to pass in and out. A member here has done this and it works really well. I forget their name or where the thread is. A small "button hole" would be all it takes but make sure to reinforce the hole or the netting will just continue ripping.

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    Grizzly Adams did this mod to the SBPro he had. He may have a picture of it in his gallery. The only other way I could think of this being done without putting hole in the netting is to rewhip the ends and add the ridgeline before actually whipping the ends.
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    I just burned a hole in each end of the netting with a small soldering iron. Be quick or the hole will get larger than you want. My hole was smaller than the cord so "sealed" nicely. This worked for a few years, but due to other modifications I did (I tightened / made smaller) to the netting, the zipper finally gave out after about 500 nights. When I finally replace my old Skeeter Beeter, I won't change the netting,,,,, as much. I will still do the ridgeline mod though, it worked well FOR ME!
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