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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    do you have to stake your tarp wider because it's reaching the ground at that height?
    if so, mabey you need a more narrow tarp? just a thought.
    Hi slowhike,

    No, not quite reaching the ground, but seems to me it's pushing close!

    I was using my netless HH, and got aboard from the side, which is higher to start. I am going to try it with my regular HH, which I can hang higher, since I enter the low spot, and see if this does the trick.

    I may indeed need something like a Cat tarp for this particular hammock (or any that I might make- hopefully SOON)

    O well, I guess this is half the fun- figuring out what works for what...
    That's a legitamate excuse to play with the hammock after all.

    Thanks, slowhike!
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    another net-less HH!
    as far as i'm aware, i was the first one (at least from the hammockcamping yahoo group) to take the plunge & cut the netting off a HH.
    actually, it was a friends HH. i guess he must really trust me to let me do that<g>.
    we had talked about it for a while. he was like me in that he liked the asym cut & lay of the HH, but didn't like being closed in when it wasn't needed.
    he still uses it & likes it that way.
    brian (t-back) from florida removed his netting too.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    slowhike,
    Several years ago, I called Tom Hennessey and asked if I could buy a used hammock with no netting. Got a pretty good deal too.

    I "thought" it was ASYM, but found out later it wasn't
    Still pretty comfy though.

    I LOVE having no netting !

    This is why I am so anxious to learn how to hang warm and dry in the winter.
    The season of no bugs is VERY short here in GA, so I want to get the most out of it

    I would still like to get my hands on a BULAsym and be able to have THAT without netting...

    O well, a girl can dream.....(and save her pennies, yessir !)
    I wonder if enough people asked Tom Hennessey for netless hammocks he might consider offering them ?

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    [QUOTE=Perkolady;.
    I would still like to get my hands on a BULAsym and be able to have THAT without netting...

    O well, a girl can dream.....(and save her pennies, yessir !)
    I wonder if enough people asked Tom Hennessey for netless hammocks he might consider offering them ?[/QUOTE]

    for some reason, i have my doubts, but who knows. maybe we need to let him know that several people are using his hammocks w/o the netting & some others might be curious enough to try it.
    it doesn't seem like it would be that hard to skip that step in the assembly process. but i guess that's part of the HH signature... having the attached bug net.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    slowhike,

    One day in the near future when I have time to gab a while, I will call Tom or Ann and talk to them about this.

    They're really great to talk to !

    Years ago, I gabbed with Tom about my crazy under pad insulator thing that I was going to make (that was a complete failure) and he told me about what he was going to make (the SuperShelter!) We talked for over an hour !

    It was pretty cool brainstorming and dreaming with the guy.

    So, you never know- it just may be a possibility !
    I figure, if we don't ask, we won't know- so I will !

    I will definately post about what he says when I do.

    Perkolady

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    I wonder if we could get Tom to join the forum. I would be interested to hear his thoughts on a lot of things.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    Are you kidding? If he saw what we do to his hammocks, he'd probably kill us all...
    "Physics is the only true science. All else is stamp collecting." - J. J. Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    Are you kidding? If he saw what we do to his hammocks, he'd probably kill us all...
    Maybe, but then again he still got our money.

    Did you ever cut the bug netting off of yours and install a zipper? I used your idea of putting the zipper on the netting before cutting it you told me at Hot Springs on my bugnet project. Made things way easier.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    No, I haven't done that yet...I'm concentrating on getting some must-do's finished before the Rogers trip right now. The bugnet doesn't bother me when it's cool out, so that'll be a spring project.

    On the same line, though, I was thinking about making an overcover using the bugnet as a pattern once I detach it...just add a zipper to the cover so it lines up, and you could switch them out as needed.
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    Cool idea.

    BTW, nice to see I am not the only who doesn't sleep nights.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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