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    Repair Help

    I won't go into the act of stupidity that led to the need for a repair but suffice it to say I am ashamed.

    I have a rip in the bottom layer of my 1.1 double layer BB that goes from side to side of the nylon right in the middle. Yes the rip goes completely from one side to the other. Don't ask.

    I would appreciate any suggestions on the best way to reapir this rip.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Do you use the double layer to hold a pad or because you need it for additional weight support?

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    If you can't sew, I'd send back to Brandon for a repair.
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    Have sewing capability but looking for best way to reinforce the rip. Should I use a grosgrain strip to hold the two sides of the rip together or just sew the two sides back together after folding over for strength?? other thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamabert View Post
    Have sewing capability but looking for best way to reinforce the rip. Should I use a grosgrain strip to hold the two sides of the rip together or just sew the two sides back together after folding over for strength?? other thoughts?
    Sewing the two sides together would shorten the material in relation to the inner layer. As a result, the inner layer will not take as much stress if any which in turn puts all the stress on the outer layer. For safety, I think you need two complete and even layers so replacing the bottom layer seems like the best course of action to me.
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    I need the double layer for both a pad and the extra support for weight.

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    Repair Help

    I don't know anything about repair or replace but I'd love to hear the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeinajeep View Post
    I don't know anything about repair or replace but I'd love to hear the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeinajeep View Post
    I don't know anything about repair or replace but I'd love to hear the story.
    Sorry;no help here.However; hearing the details could prevent a similar mishap for the rest of us and perhaps a bit of entertainment!

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    Sounds like you need a new hammock

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