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  1. #11
    Senior Member cgul1's Avatar
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    wow, what a hybird
    Love the camo

  2. #12
    Senior Member Tobit's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    At first I was going to tell you that the Claytor is soooo last month
    Camo Claytors will live for ever!

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    Senior Member BillyBob58's Avatar
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    You wouldn't want to sell a few of those, would ya? Bet you'd have a market alright. And that 22 0z weight is right about the same as my no net Claytor with stock suspension.

    Man, a bridge or a Claytor as needed- great concept and great work.
    Apparently, signature that I used from 2006 no longer tolerated so now deleted.

  4. #14
    Senior Member Oh-No's Avatar
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    Well Grizz, you've done it again. Very clever, flexible use, nicely executed.
    I'm constantly impressed with the imaginative minds of the hammock community.

  5. #15
    very clever indeed.

  6. #16
    Senior Member DGrav's Avatar
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    Wow! Slick, very slick.

  7. #17
    Senior Member tight-wad's Avatar
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    Great! If it feels as good as it looks, you have a winner!

    I remember the "cool" guys from Hi School. What they did was the opposite from what my momma taught me, and you know what? That is still sometimes the case 40+ years later. However.... what you have created is "way" cool.

    I think you underestimate the audience for the bridge hammock. Even tho I may not have, yet, tackled this project, I have kept up with all that is going on, especially your posts. One day soon I hope that this project makes it to the top of my to-do list. Til then, don't think that no comments mean no interest, rather no comments mean that you are so far ahead of everybody else, that we haven't caught up yet.

  8. #18
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    Great job, Grizz!!

    Knowing Stoikurt, it's only a matter of time before we see pics of his! You guys amaze me.
    -- Funny Money
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  9. #19
    Senior Member GrizzlyAdams's Avatar
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    thanks for the nice comments everyone.

    Dutch--I've been doing my day job during the day, retaining wall by sun-lit evening, and hammock design and sewing by candle-light. I'll be at that wall all summer...

    BB58 --- Considering how cheaply the Claytor is made, this model could be produced by someone who is fast and efficient at all aspects of sewing. I spent a lot of time measuring fabric, and cutting it. That's the kind of thing that people who build hammocks have down fast and pat. The key difference between this hammock and a Claytor style is the way the two bodies come together at the flat-felled seam, with yet another piece in there that has a suspension curve and a channel for some cord.


    A word of explanation about my perverted sense of humor...the whinny part at the beginning of the post is all tongue-in-cheek. I know there has been a lot of interest in the bridge hammock at the hangs I've attended. I'm doing it because I enjoy it, and the thing is really really comfortable. The new one in bridge mode is the best yet I've made comfort-wise. The spreader bars are a little closer together (6' apart rather than 7') and the fabric under a bar is a little more narrow than before.

    One change I know I'll make, perhaps even on this prototype, is to put in an opening so I can inspect the stitches on the suspension curve. I've had no trouble with my lightweight bridge and the stitches on the cord channel, but that's weight-bearing sewing and needs to be observable.

    Look for a user's guide to build one in late June or early July. My life is pretty frantic between now and then.

    Grizz

  10. #20
    Senior Member TDunc's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    ...A word of explanation about my perverted sense of humor...the whinny part at the beginning of the post is all tongue-in-cheek. ...

    Grizz
    The bad part is I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Stopped reading in the middle to answer some kid questions and when I came back to finish... tada!

    Great job on the snow job.

    Even greater job on the hammock. Very forward thinking and inovative.

    And thanks for the chuckles Grizz.
    ------- AKA "4D's" ----------------
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    "A night above ground makes the next days ride even more enjoyable"

    "As for his secret to staying married: "My wife tells me that if I ever decide to leave, she is coming with me." -- Jon BonJovi

    Happy Wife = Happy Life" -- author unknown

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