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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Dave View Post
    Following up on FarStar's post, can you attach a structural ridgeline to a Speer hammock with the stock suspension and bug net? Laying inside and looking up, I can't picture how it is done. Thanks.
    Sure! You just replace the stock Speer RL with a structural one. But don't use the same connecting D rings, I don't think they are made for that kind of stress. The net should fit over the new RL OK, unless maybe you are using a ton of sag?
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    Just starting out, so there is a lot of experimenting going on, but I do appear to be increasing sag to get the sides to relax a bit and get a flatter lay. A structural ridgeline in this scenario would appear to require a wider bugnet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Dave View Post
    Following up on FarStar's post, can you attach a structural ridgeline to a Speer hammock with the stock suspension and bug net?
    You just keep the bugnet's non-structural ridgeline, and let it sag down below the structural ridgeline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    You just keep the bugnet's non-structural ridgeline, and let it sag down below the structural ridgeline.

    OK, I think I get it. Do you agree with BillyBob that the stock D-rings would need to be replaced to hold a structural ridgeline? Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Dave View Post
    Do you agree with BillyBob that the stock D-rings would need to be replaced to hold a structural ridgeline? Thanks for your help.
    Keep 'em... but don't use 'em for the structural ridgeline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    In a hammock, the center of gravity slides towards the lowest spot. In a man, the center of gravity is in our chest.
    Actually, the center of mass of the human male is somewhere down around the navel. But, the point doesn't change. Center of mass will settle to lowest point of the hammock.

    Something I don't know how to find here or elsewhere about gathered end hammock positions is about our assumption that the slopes of the curves of the hammock are symmetrical about the middle. Who says you have to hang the hammock centered between the supports? Hang it radically off-center and you can see opportunities for very different feel, as more of the hammock is one side, depending on which end is the head end. How our legs lay and how they load the hammock is a whole different thing from what our trunks and head do.

    Is there an engineer in the house with software to model this. Or someone with a scale dummy for test hanging?

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