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    ANy one have a ENO DN bridge mod???

    trying to get some ideas on a bridge conversion on a ENO DN. Has anyone tried this? any luck ? if so what worked and what did not?
    I tried to search the forum but search results not really what I was looking for ?

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    There's a big difference in construction between a gathered end hammock, like the ENO DN, and a bridge. Having made a few bridges myself, I can't see how or why you would want to convert one. I think a bridge would be better started from scratch or purchased.


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    I already have a dn and I am cheap. I was just wandering if Iwould be able to use it and convert it to a bridge instead of going out and buying more fabric

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    I wonder if the parachute nylon would be too stretchy for a bridge instead of ripstop. Just wondering, I have not specific knowledge.
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    Converting a gathered end hammock to a bridge would be like trying to convert a guitar to a tuba. They are both instruments (hammocks) but are so completely different in all other respects as to make any other similarity impossible. There are plans out there for a Dual Mode Hammock which combines features of the gathered end and bridge but the basic core structure is more bridge than gathered end and would have to be done from the beginning, not retro-fitted.
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    Well let's be fair. It's totally possible depending on the amount of work you want to do. But it's kind of like cutting up a $50 bedsheet to make a shirt since you don't want to buy $10 worth of fabric since you already have the sheet...

    From a straight up materials perspective there is more than enough raw fabric in your doublenest to make a bridge. But it's not as simple as just tossing a spreader bar on each end and away you go. You'd have to lay out the hammock body flat, cut some arcs on the sides, install side suspension, get spreader bars, etc. By the time you're done you could hobble together a bridge, but then again you'd still have to buy the bars and the suspension, and in essence you've cannibalized a $60 hammock to replace what would cost you $20-$30 in fabric and leave you with both a gathered end AND a bridge to play with

    If you had a closet of doublenests with nothing better to do with them I'd say go for it. Otherwise I'd suggest just getting some fabric solely for the purpose of making a bridge, if you're so inclined. YMMV.
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    I don't know if it's everwhere, but JoAnn fabrics has ripstop for 40% off. Just bought the last 3 yards of black they had here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentorpheus View Post
    Well let's be fair. It's totally possible depending on the amount of work you want to do.
    I did not see this as a cutting up the hammock to make a bridge. You are correct. That is entirely doable. I was thinking about the idea of building on the base of the ENO to convert to a bridge. That's where the guitar/tuba analogy came from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    I did not see this as a cutting up the hammock to make a bridge. You are correct. That is entirely doable. I was thinking about the idea of building on the base of the ENO to convert to a bridge. That's where the guitar/tuba analogy came from.
    I get the feeling that was what the OP was alluding to as well, Rev. I was just exploring further, and expounding on what might work, if someone wanted to get creative.
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    Hmmmmmmm. A convertible bridge to gathered-end hammock? Sounds interesting.

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