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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    You are also be limited by the width.

    For a 60" wide hammock, the absolute maximum you can get on the diagonal is 54 deg.

    Now a shorter person, say 5' 8" can get to a maximum of 61 deg.

    That's ignoring the practicalities of sag and what-not.

    In order for the 6' 2" person to get the same amount of diagonal that the 5' 8" person can get to, you would have to have a 65" or 66" wide hammock.

    Maybe take your hammock and instead of adding to the length and the same width, add side panels to get wider and keep the same length. The wider you go, the more diagonal you can get.

    The extreme is the hammock here where you are at a 90 deg diagonal and the hammock is as wide as or wider than you are tall.
    I bet you are right on the money on making the hammock wider being the key to getting comfortable on your stomach. Seams in a hammock body create a real weak point. That would be the only downside.

    A roll whip would probably be the best whipping technique on a hammock with added width because the roll whip creates some slack in the sides, reducing stress on the seams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I bet you are right on the money on making the hammock wider being the key to getting comfortable on your stomach. Seams in a hammock body create a real weak point. That would be the only downside.

    A roll whip would probably be the best whipping technique on a hammock with added width because the roll whip creates some slack in the sides, reducing stress on the seams.
    Hmm, The fabric I've been buying has been 59 inch fabric, then subtract the hems. . .

    Well I think I know what my next hammock will be like I wonder if I could cut back on length down to 10 or 11 feet instead of 12 feet? Sew in an extra foot of fabric and see where is goes from there.

    What kind of seem would be good: mock-felled or something like that?
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    I'd be really wary of sewing at all in the weight-bearing part of a hammock body. I know some have tried it successfully, but others have had catastrophic failures too. I think if I were to try it, I'd probably go with fairly narrow strips on both sides, like the ENO idea. That way most of the weight would be on solid material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    I'd be really wary of sewing at all in the weight-bearing part of a hammock body. I know some have tried it successfully, but others have had catastrophic failures too. I think if I were to try it, I'd probably go with fairly narrow strips on both sides, like the ENO idea. That way most of the weight would be on solid material.
    Well, I gotta do something cause what I got ain't working. It's been over a year, and I still ain't comfortable. I'm happy Inever bought a comercial hammock or I would have gone postal by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    I'd be really wary of sewing at all in the weight-bearing part of a hammock body. I know some have tried it successfully, but others have had catastrophic failures too. I think if I were to try it, I'd probably go with fairly narrow strips on both sides, like the ENO idea. That way most of the weight would be on solid material.
    An ENO style hammock is kinda what I had in mind. Anyone know how wide the side sections are on an ENO? I would say start with 60" wide fabric and maybe add a 1-1.5 of material on both sides. A flat felled seam would probably be your strongest seam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Anyone know how wide the side sections are on an ENO?
    Do you mean the width of the additional side "extensions" to each side of the "main" body? I can measure it and see if there is a difference in the SingleNest and DoubleNest.
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    I was just talking side sections, but if you are breaking out the measuring tape go ahead and measure the middle also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I was just talking side sections, but if you are breaking out the measuring tape go ahead and measure the middle also.
    How do I get myself into these things? Man, the things a guy will do for sewing lessons! Give me a few minutes and I'll report back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    An ENO style hammock is kinda what I had in mind. Anyone know how wide the side sections are on an ENO? I would say start with 60" wide fabric and maybe add a 1-1.5 of material on both sides. A flat felled seam would probably be your strongest seam.
    1-1.5 what? feet, inches, meters?

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    Sorry. 1-1.5 feet.
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