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    Spinnaker cloth for hammock?

    I have searched to forums for any reference to people using spinnaker cloth for a hammock. I have found a number of posts about using it for a tarp. Aside from it not being all that breathable what are the draw backs? I am thinking about using it on the beach as a place to read not a place to camp. My daughter likes the hot pink that I can get in it. I ordered a few yards of it fibermax 64 which is 1.5 oz. have been out of the business for a long time so I am not sure of the texture of the cloth. Figured if it did not work for hammock then would make a sun shade for the hammock out it. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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    Its noisy,

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    breathable fabric would probably be alot more comfortable against bare skin especially in warm weather, i bet you can find some hot pink 1.9 oz breathable fabric somewhere. one of the eno,TL,TTTM brands sells a pink one too.

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    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Thanks for these suggestions! I am still trying to find sources for fabric.

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    Senior Member mattyg's Avatar
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    Kite stores and sail makers

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    aircraft spruce has "sail cloth" in a lot of colors(yes including pink) a bit on the heavy side at 4.1oz

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    I have an account with a supplier of sailcloth so I have access to any crazy thing that they make it is the uncoated fabrics that I am having a hard time finding.

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