I thought I would post this so I could hear all the feedback I could get before cutting up my Hammock. Please tell me what you think. Thanks
I'll tell you about my experiment. Rather than cut and sew on my DIY Claytor, I hung it up to experiment. It has velcro on each side so that the Speer Snugfit will work well with it. Again, rather than cut and sew, which will be the next step, I took some long pieces of velcro and pulled pleats in he hammock where my left knee and right shoulder would lay. I applied the velcro and a couple of spring clamps to help it to hold. It did hold and I was surprised. I expected the hammock to flatten out in the opposite diagonal from the diagonal line the crips made, This caused the hammock to truly be asym, but it flattened out where the pleats were! In other words it flattened where my right shoulder was. What it did was: where the hammock was pulled short, it made a pocket hang under that area and my head layed right down, completely horizontal with my upper body after experimenting a little.
By making the pleat deeper, therefore shortening up the side the pleat is on I found an optimum pleat of about 3 inches per side, six inches were taken out of the side by my right shoulder.
The pleat at my left knee area didn't seem to help any. By removing the pleat on my left knee it didn't make any difference to the way the upper body flattened, but neither did it flatten out my legs the same way my upper body flattened.
I took remote fired pictures with all the configurations then in Photoshop I drew lines referencing the angles from the horizontal on my upper body and lower body. Only the one with 6 inches removed showed a dramatic flattening effect on my upper body. Nothing seemed to lower my legs. They just aren't heavy enough to force themselves into the Pocket the way my head and shoulders did.
The next step will be to put a slip at my RIGHT knee and LEFT shoulder (opposite of shortening) and sew a triangle into that area LENGTHENING the sides by about 6 or eight inches to start with.
I am the kind or person that may let this lay for awhile before actually cutting up my hammock. When I do it will be an 11 foot x 5 foot one I made a few weeks ago, not my double bottom Claytor type. Mule