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    Triangle Thingie Mod Idea

    I'm sitting at work thinking about a trip I have coming up in 2 weeks and thinking how I can best attach my PLUQ to my hammock and came up with this idea.

    Make a Triangle Thingie and on the two corners, where the shock cord attaches from the UQ, attach a small nylon washer, then insert the shock cord with the cord stopper through the middle of the washer, using the cord stopper as a toggle.

    My question is will that be enough support for the UQ?

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    Here is a thread talking about those, is your idea any different from the standard UQ Triangle Thingies?

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=27054

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    It should be. It's just a standard PLUQ, right? No additional insulation?

    On the other hand, you could buy a pair of those little plastic s-biners and place them in the same spot on the thingies that you have the washers now. Clip the suspension loops through those and you're good to go, even with a heavier underquilt (I added a layer of InsulFleece to mine, and one of those s-biners is holding both sides of the suspension at each end).

    Anyway, just a thought.

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    Mitten clips work the same way and will be a lot easier to sew. My triangle thingies are just cord with knots in the shape of the material one you have pictured and I attach with mini caribiners, using the cord locks as toggles. Very easy, no sewing, and can make them up in seconds.

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    The key here is the strength of the cord lock. Some of the smaller cord locks can have a tendency to slip under tension. I haven't had much trouble with the larger ones. I guess thats due the larger spring inside. (My UQ is about 19oz with suspension)

    Also, a loop of grosgrain holds the cord locks securely in the same fashion. The cord locks won't slip out easily, so a washer isn't necessary for security.
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    That should work. I was going to say the same thing as HappyHiker. Grosgrain loops and good solid cordlocks.
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    Good idea!
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    Pseudo thingie

    I use a "pseudo" thingie solution which does not involve any sewing. Simply a piece of webbing caught in the knot of the suspension and a loop and toggle connection. Worked for me with both HH explorer and WBBB.



    Cheers Tjalling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjalling Weideman View Post
    I use a "pseudo" thingie solution which does not involve any sewing. Simply a piece of webbing caught in the knot of the suspension and a loop and toggle connection. Worked for me with both HH explorer and WBBB.



    Cheers Tjalling
    Bingo!! I like this!! Does it really help change the lay of the UQ?

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    Moving the attachments of the quilt closer together results in a tighter fit. That is the whole idea of thingies.



    The webbing loop is just more simple solution.

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