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    Took some work to convince my better half that I could hang in my office (spare bedroom) without bringing down the house. Now that I'm no longer in steerage, I decided to go with a brazilian. Much easier to use indoors since it's long and hangs at a steep angle. With the gathered end I needed over 20' btw hang points on the basement joists but the brazilian needs only 15' and since the hang angle is around 45deg, the load is less than body weight.

    Bo'sun Supplies is a good source for the pad eyes. Item No. S3705-0008. $5.83 each.
    http://www.bosunsupplies.com/product...roduct=S370-OP
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    Thank Knotty! Just got done with my first DIY Hammock! The stitches might not be all that straight but it is mine.
    "The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection."
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    Cheers buddy. I can't see the crooked stitches...just the smile on your face.

    Fantastic.
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    Knotty,

    How flat can you get in this design and can you see over the side of the hammock when laying in it?

    thx

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    This design creates a very flat lay but as with almost any hammock, the material will block some of your view. Hard to provide an objective answer.

    Being that it is very easy and fast to produce a hammock with this method, the best thing to do is just try it.
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    I've often considered installing a window in the head end of a DIY hammock.
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    I've found that on warmer nights, pulling the sides of the hammock over negates the need for a light blanket...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    I've often considered installing a window in the head end of a DIY hammock.
    Use thermopane for better warmth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Use thermopane for better warmth.
    ...or DIY version of WarmWindow: PE Foam Drapery!
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    More Grattitude!

    Another post of gratitude! I'm new to the forums and I just finished my first DIY hammock thanks to your video! I'm also going to experiment with the long side dimensions to find a side tension I like.

    One question for everyone: Where are people finding this dirt cheap nylon? I live in Portland OR and only one of our Wally Worlds carries fabric and of course they don't have rip stop nylon. I ended up getting it at Joanne's for $5.24 a yard on sale from $6.99. Every time they come out with a coupon for discount on regular priced item, they put rip stop on sale .

    Also, I have no idea what kind of rip stop I bought, 1.1, 1.9, etc. It wasn’t labeled on any of the bolts. Is there a way to find out? Suppose I could weigh it lol... just don't have a scale. Regardless it feels coooooooooooooomfy!

    Thanks again! Time to DIY an under quilt.
    -Christian

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