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    2.8 oz. Plain Weave Nylon Hammock

    Decided to try the 2.8 oz. Plain Weave Nylon that Backwoods Daydreamer carries. Being a bigger guy (6'1" 250 ish), I wanted to make a single layer gathered end hammock with Knotty's stretch sides. I started at a 10'6" length, but after trying it, it didn't feel right. So I cut it down 6" - still didn't feel right - another 6 inches and "perfect"! Super comfy and flat. I really like this material - has a smooth side and a rough side. It weighs in at 15.4 oz with suspension.
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    Looks great! Interesting fabric. I've made hammocks from all of Scott's materials except this one. I guess I'll have to give this one a go, too since yours came out so nice.

    For me, comfort in the long hammocks is found in a very long ridge line - 87% of the hammock length.
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    Thanks MAD777! I was expecting a really heavy material. In one of my pics you can see my fingers thru it. One side is silky feeling and the other feels rough. I put the rough side as the inside of the hammock. This material repels water but seems to breath really well - I've only spent a few hours in it but experience little to no stretching.
    I made my ridge line 100 inches. It's just right! I started with 102 and ended with a final 100". The hammock is 9' 6 inches long - so my ridge line is a little longer than 87%. I tried it shorter, but it didn't feel comfortable.
    My neighbor wants this hammock (he say's it's more comfortable than his bed-another convert), so I'll build another out of the same material.
    I really like the color - sort of a grayish green. The picture on Scotts site doesn't do it justice.

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    I'm a little surprised by the lengths you settled in on but it just goes to show how different things work for different people.

    That's a nice looking stretch-side you made there. Scott's 2.8oz fabric may be a great option for anyone not feeling safe in the usual 1.9oz stuff. Thanks for the report.
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    Looks very similar to my first build, minus the dimensions and stretch sides. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=37888

    Good work!

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    Thanks, Knotty. I too thought it was strange dimension wise. I thought I would have a flatter lay with a longer hammock, i.e. 10 ft., but for some reason 9' 6" was the most comfortable length. Going back and forth 3 times to shorten it with the sewing machine made it a little frustrating.
    I just double checked all the measurements in case I made a mistake, but they're the same as posted. I wonder if the width (56 inches) has anything to do with it. I'm going to sleep in it tonight for the first time, so we'll see!

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    Thanks, Yukon! As Knotty says, all people are different. I am very happy with the lay of this hammock. Total cost minus shipping and labor is about $22.00. I'm really happy with that! Knotty's stretch side works great. I'm going to apply it to my BB asap.
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    When you say "BB", I assume it's a Traveler that you'll be modifying into a stretch-side? People have asked about doing that but not sure if anyone's actually done it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    When you say "BB", I assume it's a Traveler that you'll be modifying into a stretch-side? People have asked about doing that but not sure if anyone's actually done it yet.
    I was wondering the same thing...

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    Sorry. BB = Warbonnet BlackBird. Sorry for the confusion. Im adding the stretch stuff this afternoon. Stay tuned! Pics to follow.

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