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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Like making a giant pillow!
    Now you folks got me thinking...

    I've been thinking my existing hammock is too short (9' long, I'm 6') When I add a lot of sag to get headroom, my feet start to hang off the end...

    How about this: (or am I insane?)
    Double layer 1.1, I plan to use my 2/3rds UQ anyway, so why not sew in insulation under my feet in between the layers?... Since I have a tendancy to lay feet-left, I could sew a piece of insultex, insul-brite, or other lightweight insulator to the left side, near the end (but leave enough room to avoid including the insulation in the whipping)... Once the hammock is setup, I could go back into the pocket and cut out the extra... If I added a few hand-stitches I could keep the insulation in place.

    That could potentially resolve my current problem... Cold feet and legs... Hmmmm...

    (or should I just get a full-size UQ?)
    Darn, another item on the list of things to build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    That could potentially resolve my current problem... Cold feet and legs... Hmmmm...

    (or should I just get a full-size UQ?)
    Darn, another item on the list of things to build!
    I'm just personally not a proponent of non-removable insulation on a hammock. It may work wonderfully... just not my thing.

    Why not make an UQ extension? Something that can be snapped or velcro'd onto your current UQ to lengthen it? Maybe that's not a good solution for you, but it would be in my planning process were I in your shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charley View Post
    I have the hammock finished and hanging in the basement.
    so where are the pictures ?
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    Re. which material inside and which outside, consider: nylon stretches; polyester does not. If the nylon is on the inside carrying the weight it will stretch, press against the pad, thence against the poly. Both layers will carry load and if the pad is open-cell it will compress and provide less insulation. If the poly is on the inside it will carry virtually the entire load and the pad will function as unhindered insulation but nothing more.
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    poly is on the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    I'm just personally not a proponent of non-removable insulation on a hammock. It may work wonderfully... just not my thing.

    Why not make an UQ extension? Something that can be snapped or velcro'd onto your current UQ to lengthen it? Maybe that's not a good solution for you, but it would be in my planning process were I in your shoes.
    Good point. I probably should have bought some insultex at one of those group buys...

    I'll give that a shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    Good point. I probably should have bought some insultex at one of those group buys...

    I'll give that a shot!
    I'm kicking myself for only getting 10yds. It's nearly half gone on a top quilt overcover and under quilt undercover.
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