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    I shall and thanks for the thoughts on the attachment and DWR.

    I'm just getting my head around the whipping as we speak. It appears you do two folds to take it shy of the centreline but do you then fold the two sets back against each other?

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    That's the way I folded mine. That way the seam for the short tube on each end is situated in the middle, on top. The rolls on the whipping should be on the bottom of the hammock.

    I really need to get some pics of it hanging. I tried the other day but the wind was so strong the hammock kept flapping around and I didn't have anyone there to take pics of me in the hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop View Post
    You are right to wonder BB because thats the fly in the ointment it appears to be DWR ripstop nylon, fine for skins but far from ideal for a hammock so I understand.
    It beads water, but water will pass through it when I gather it into a balloon and give it a squeeze, It doesnt seem very breathable, it's waxy to the touch, will fray on a cut edge.
    From my experience DWR is much more breathable than it seems, so it should do fine for a hammock. I do tend to sweat quite a bit personally, even in the winter, so I'll likely stay away from it - but others would probably be fine.
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    Speer's fabric is DWR.

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    I measured and cut a pattern for the top covers on my hammock using Tyvek. It was getting dark but I managed to snap a couple of pics.

    Here's the hammock hanging:


    A close-up of the side tie out:

    A teaser pic with the Tyvek pattern pinned on to check for fit:
    Last edited by headchange4u; 03-07-2007 at 18:03.
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    Great looking hammock, headchange. I'm impressed. How many different top covers are you going to make?
    1 - Bug net
    2 - Ripstop
    3 - Camo for neo
    4 - Party tarp for those crazy nights alone in the woods...
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    Mine is a structural ridge line. The loop thingy is just a piece of Spectra that was folded in half (22" long I think) and then 2 knots tied in it; one to create he loop which the ridge line clips to and a really big knot on the other end to keep it from pulling through the whipping. There is a pic in the first post (second to last pic). The whipping it done between the 2 knots so the loop thingy can't go anywhere.

    The loop thingy is basically a cord that goes through the middle of the whipping and is only there for attaching the ridge line. It is only there for the ridge line and it is not designed to take the entire load of someone lying in the hammock.

    Yes there is a biner on each end of the hammock that attaches the ridge line so it is removable.

    When we talk about a Lark's head we are talking about the standard way the supports are attached on a DIY hammock. You can see what I am talking about at Jeff's site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Great looking hammock, headchange. I'm impressed. How many different top covers are you going to make?

    4 - Party tarp for those crazy nights alone in the woods...
    I don't know what you are talking about but it sure sounds like fun.

    I thought I would make a bear repellent cover also. It would have "GO AWAY BEARS!!!" painted on the side in big red letters. I'm sure it would work.
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    Yeah, but you might have to teach them to read first. Might lose a little bit of sleep that first night, but after that you're golden.
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    You think a picture of Chuck Norris would do it?
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