The Hammock I Made Part 3
In part 1 I discussed how I size and how I put the 1.1 ripstop together, also how I put the loops ( sewn channel) on the ends.
In part two I talked about Assembly of the zippers that I used,& how I sewed them on, also the decision about structural/non-structural ridgeline or if you will use one at all. I like the ridgeline ( structural) and so I said I would show pics of mine. so, here they are below in pics 1,2.
I now have my hammock hung the way I like, but I still have to put a bug net on . I like using no-see-um bug mesh. I understand that there are lighter meshes to use, but I like this product better.
I'm sure their are different ways of applying this and probably better ways, but this is how I do it, also I would like to say that another reason for me doing this three part series is not to say that my way is better by no means but to only show the way I put my hammocks together. I have used several different sources from this site and other sites and just put it together and for that I say to all of them "thank you" and to the people who make this sight happen and to their endless knowledge of DIY, I give my up most respect to those as well. With that said I move on to the bug net.
Now with my hammock hung, I like to weight it with things like a full pack,pillows, and small sand bags so that it will simulate a person in it. I then drape the bug net over the ridgeline trying my best not to waist it in certain areas, but I do have waste sometimes. I usually use the waist to make other things so no big deal. Once I find that I have found the right amount of space that I will need for me (Height and Width) then I pin it. I then put a chalk line down, and usually I give myself and extra inch on to it for room to play with.Then I cut the mesh at the chalk line. Next I pin it again down one side of the inside of the zipper coil that is already sewed on and put a single straight stitch down from top to bottom. then repeat process for the other side.(Pic's 3,4)
I don't know if you can see it well in the pics but on the ends I leave them open and just put on some simple bug net sleeves. (Pic 5) I do this because I like to be able to slide my camleback tube in at night so I have something to drink without having to get out.The hammock net at the ends are supported with polypro strips sewed on to both side ends and onto the bug net as well so that ridge line doesn't put to much stress on the net it self but rather to transfer the stress to the polypro strips and then to the hammock body.
Lastly put on your own version of tie out lines and set the hammock to test it out. Last but not least start enjoying your brand new hammock that you made yourself. (Pic's 6, 7,8,9,10) So, have fun and I see you on the flip. God bless, to all of you. Thank you