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    Nicely done! Making WNC proud

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    This is just me thinking but what if you got a continuous zipper and just made it go from head end to head end. At the foot end you could sew in a piece of fabric like Grizz does on the corner of his rhino hammock. Then you would only need one zipper to achieve the same affect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    This is just me thinking but what if you got a continuous zipper and just made it go from head end to head end. At the foot end you could sew in a piece of fabric like Grizz does on the corner of his rhino hammock. Then you would only need one zipper to achieve the same affect.
    You probably could, but I think you'd still need or want more than one slider, so you don't have to reach up or down to the peak of the hammock to find the one slider to pull in order to get in or out. I definitely prefer having two sliders you can place in a more convenient location for entry/exit, but if I were really concerned with weight, I think that would be a good idea.

    **EDIT** The more I think about it, I think you could do it with just two sliders, and save the weight of the two additional. That's a good idea; someone should try it.
    Last edited by rb_daniel; 08-29-2011 at 15:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    This is just me thinking but what if you got a continuous zipper and just made it go from head end to head end. At the foot end you could sew in a piece of fabric like Grizz does on the corner of his rhino hammock. Then you would only need one zipper to achieve the same affect.
    This is how I've been doing them of late. You still get the dual zipper system, and can move it to either side, depending on which side you want to be the entry/exit side. Then the whole top opens up whenever you want, without that fairly difficult third zipper installation at each side.

    Both ways work really well though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    This is how I've been doing them of late. You still get the dual zipper system, and can move it to either side, depending on which side you want to be the entry/exit side. Then the whole top opens up whenever you want, without that fairly difficult third zipper installation at each side.

    Both ways work really well though.

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    Sorry, I meant you would only need two zippers, one less. My mind was thinking two things at once and my hands just went to typing. I have done 2 double zip pulls on all the hammocks I have made.
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    I'll definitely try that when I make another one. This will work, though.

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    That looks like it has a good lay.
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    Looks great, RB. That's the way to jump headfirst in the DIY pool.

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