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    Questions about making a hammock chair.

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    I want to make a hammock chair from sil nylon. I'm a big guy (6' 2" 350 lbs). Is sil nylon strong enough? Any information on this is appreciated including suspension methods. Like everyone else I'm trying to keep this set-up as lite as possible. Thanks in advance for all info.
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    http://www.titaniumgoat.com/DWR.html

    Fabric strength page. Also explains coatings. Maybe some help.

    After digging a little, when it says a 3 inch peice, it means a 3 inch wide strip on a strait pull from the long ends. I would think more fabric would be stronger because more threads = higher breaking strength.

    I would go with amsteel lines, or some other good dyneema braid.
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    Thank hippofeet, I really appreciate it.
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    I think I'd be inclined to go with something uncoated instead of silnylon. You'll get a sweaty back with waterproof fabric.

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    Maybe his back is like mine... so hairy that it has inherent wicking properties?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hippofeet View Post
    Maybe his back is like mine... so hairy that it has inherent wicking properties?
    LOL, I stopped by the fabric store today and got some rip stop nylon. I may wind up on the ground but I've been there before.
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    Sil will be slippery to sit in, and it won't breathe well, causing sweat buns.
    I made one last year, I weigh 330.
    Used 5/16" poly rope (braided hollow core) for the suspension. 50' will do you.
    I spliced some, and tied most of the rope connections, and later added a foot rest.
    1 x 3 oak for the spreaders. Drilled holes (3/8" I believe) in the spreaders to allow the rope to pass thru. Fed the rope thru and passed it thru the webbing loops, then back thru the holes and knotted it off.
    IIRC, I used 1.9 fabric for the seat. Sewed on some webbing loops for the attachment points. 40 x 60 sounds right?
    Heres the thread and some pics.
    At the end of that thread there is a link to the AirChair...unless your really serious about the diy..this will save you alot of time and money.
    Between the ropes, wood, fabric and knotting and splicing to get everything to sit right, I spent more than what a purchased one costs.

    My son has it now, and it is still working fine. Darn comfy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Sil will be slippery to sit in, and it won't breathe well, causing sweat buns.
    I made one last year, I weigh 330.
    Used 5/16" poly rope (braided hollow core) for the suspension. 50' will do you.
    I spliced some, and tied most of the rope connections, and later added a foot rest.
    1 x 3 oak for the spreaders. Drilled holes (3/8" I believe) in the spreaders to allow the rope to pass thru. Fed the rope thru and passed it thru the webbing loops, then back thru the holes and knotted it off.
    IIRC, I used 1.9 fabric for the seat. Sewed on some webbing loops for the attachment points. 40 x 60 sounds right?
    Heres the thread and some pics.
    At the end of that thread there is a link to the AirChair...unless your really serious about the diy..this will save you alot of time and money.
    Between the ropes, wood, fabric and knotting and splicing to get everything to sit right, I spent more than what a purchased one costs.

    My son has it now, and it is still working fine. Darn comfy.
    Thanks for the info, tried to click on the link but it said I did not have permission. ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC_Dave View Post
    Thanks for the info, tried to click on the link but it said I did not have permission. ???
    Probably in the members section. Time to pay to see the chair.
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