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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    HH's is stronger than the stuff I got. I think their patient said it was high tenacity taffeta, whatever that is. I think if you came across the right stuff it might last. But then again, I do not know much about fabric. I would agree with Dino on the cheaper ones.
    Hennessy quotes their nylon taffeta as 160x90 thread count. Quest Outfitters lists the same thread count nylon taffeta. They list the weight at 2.2 oz/sq yd. DWR coated. They also list a taffeta at 86x104. Don't know how you would determine which you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun View Post
    Not sure about the ridgeline, but the tie outs I measured my friends HH yesterday. There was 42 inches on the short side of the asym tie outs, measured from the ridgeline to the tie out.
    Which model of Hennessy was that - I assume the ULBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Hennessy quotes their nylon taffeta as 160x90 thread count. Quest Outfitters lists the same thread count nylon taffeta. They list the weight at 2.2 oz/sq yd. DWR coated. They also list a taffeta at 86x104. Don't know how you would determine which you have.
    Some of the stuff I got is really cheap walmart stuff. I saw some thicker stuff there today. In addition to the 15 yards of DWR and 23 yards of 1.9 untreated ripstop I picked up (rare score in this part of the country).

    I think if I was making a final version of one I wanted to put some nights on I would order some you are talking about and see how it looks. Based off of what you are saying it should work well.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Which model of Hennessy was that - I assume the ULBA.
    I'm not entirely sure, but think it's the ULBA.

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    Why have tie outs? I'm not sure the need for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun View Post
    Why have tie outs? I'm not sure the need for them.
    Side tie outs are not required but I think they do provide a few advantages:


    More room in the hammock.

    Compatible with the JRB quilts.

    Reduces hammock swing.

    Takes up some of the slack in the sides when making a HH clone.
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    I posted this in another thread, but here is how I finally got this to work for me.

    Lay the fabric flat
    Fold the 2 sides into the middle (making each fold about 1" wide)
    Fold the 2 sides independantly just like you would with the standard whipping
    Fold the 2 sides into 1
    Pull the edges out a couple inches to take slack out of the sides

    Then when I hang, I hang it pretty tight with little sag. My problem before was I was trying too big of folds and too much sag. I am using a 10' ridgeline for a 10' long hammock and less than 6" in each larkshead line from the hammock to the supports.

    Works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickelsanddimes View Post
    Yeah, I had a buckeye husk stuck to my ankle and I was trying to kick it out without sticking it in the nylon. While I'm thinking about it, why does everyone use nylon for their hammocks? Polyester's strength isn't as affected by moisture and I'm pretty sure it doesn't stretch anywhere close to as much(and I could have gotten some thin stuff at wally world for $4 less per yard)
    I have found digital camo at the Wally World Dollar bin and I believe it to be polyester. It's not rip stop but that might not make any difference. I have made one hammock out of it.
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    [QUOTE=lvleph;12234]How does Hennessy attach their ridgeline?

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    There are loops on each end of the ridge line. The ends of the hammock are bunched up with some holes melted through the gathered fabric. The suspension cord goes through the melted hole and does a double sheet bend. The loose end is passed through the loop on the ridgeline cord before it goes under itself on the last wrap of the double sheet bend. Lastly, the loose end is tied into a bowline in the suspension cord just off the end of the gathered material.
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    Man that is complicated. I will have to see that one to understand it, I think. I did end up using a sheet bend around the hammock which had the ridgeline inside it. I think the ridgeline will hold. I have not had the chance to test it out, so hopefully I will not be sleeping on the ground at SEHHA.

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