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    Spreader bars keep popping out

    I sooo love the cavernous feeling with the spreader bars in place. Sooo annoying when one pops out.

    mrcheviots thread encompasses too many mods, so I would like to stick to just this issue.

    I think the main problem is that the width of the grosgrain ribbons at the end is too narrow but I'm reluctant to mess with replacing the ribbon.

    One thing I thought was to:
    stitch elastic cord to the end loop.
    Then sew a simple hook to the cord and the "eye" to the next closest loop.

    In addition to the added tautness, a thin elastic over the top of the bar will help to keep the bars down.

    Comments! Better suggestions?

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    i went for quick and easy




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    Nicely done.
    Enjoying the simple things in life.
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    [QUOTE=fallkniven;1208281]i went for quick and easy



    What horizontal poles are those and where can one get them?

    thanks

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    Wow that's awesome! It's funny how we all seem to over complicate things

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    i went for quick and easy

    It took me about 30 minutes to copy this when I first saw it a month or so ago - thanks fallkniven!

    One change - I loop the pole end of the lash-it back thru itself the same as on the grosgrain end. Once that pulls tight around the end of the pole it stays put!

    Pappy

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldpappy View Post
    Nicely done.
    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by rofo View Post
    What horizontal poles are those and where can one get them?

    thanks
    http://questoutfitters.com/tent_poles.htm#.344%22

    (4) #4080 TENT POLE-NANO LITES W/INS .344 18 inch
    (2) #4081 TENT POLE-NANO LITES W/O INS .344 18 inch
    (4) #4038 ENDTIP #2 .340 METAL

    Quote Originally Posted by hikingdad View Post
    Wow that's awesome! It's funny how we all seem to over complicate things
    Thanks, simpler is usually better.

    Quote Originally Posted by PappyAmos View Post
    It took me about 30 minutes to copy this when I first saw it a month or so ago - thanks fallkniven!

    One change - I loop the pole end of the lash-it back thru itself the same as on the grosgrain end. Once that pulls tight around the end of the pole it stays put!

    Pappy
    that's probably easier to remove the poles as well. May have to try that...

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    Am I missing something here? I thought the OP was asking about the spreader bars on his Switchback Hammock, not on a tarp...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GroundHog View Post
    Am I missing something here? I thought the OP was asking about the spreader bars on his Switchback Hammock, not on a tarp...
    It doesn't really say, and I'm not sure In any event, the pole mod for the tarp is pretty neat

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    Yeah GH I think this one went sideways. Sandy I don't have a bridge hammock but I'm thinking a simple keeper loop would keep the spreader from popping out.

    Oh, by the way GH sandykayak is a lovely lady.
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