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    do you have pictures knotty? b/c if not, it didn't happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoosh View Post
    do you have pictures knotty? b/c if not, it didn't happen
    OK, here's the proof.


    Even with a tripod and timer, taking a picture of yourself in a hammock is hard to do.


    In the first shot below you can see the 2.2mm ridgeline pulled out a bit. Ridgeline has an eye at each end which the suspension line goes thru. Normally a stopper knot is put in the end of the ridgeline but I thought this method would be stronger. The risk is it accidentally pulling thru if you remove suspension.


    Just used a simple rolled hem on the edges.
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    looks great bro

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    Thanks swoosh.

    Just had an ah-ha moment or should I say an ah-duh moment. There's really no need to run the ridgeline through the gathered end. Better to just pull the suspension lines through the eyes on the end of the ridgeline.
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    Hay Knotty, I really like what you have done. I want to do the same but I weigh in a t 220 lbs. I was thinking of a single layer 1.9 oz ripstop. Anyway i like the color of the material. Where did you get it?
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    A single layer 1.9 fabric from Ed Speers holds 350 pounds.

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    My 1.1 was from a group buy run by sclittlefield.

    I also just bought 8 yards of 1.9 camo ripstop from Speer. They're having a 20% off sale. Should be just fine for your weight.
    http://www.speerhammocks.com/Products/Supplies.htm
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    there are different kinds of "1.1" some is close to 1.2, some is close to 1.0. the heavier stuff has a higher thread count and will be stronger.

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    I've posted a more detailed tutorial using 1.9oz.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15205
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    I think you can go with a lighter weight material, but you are trading error margin and longevity for the lighter weight. It probably wont last as long as a heavier material, and if you have any damage to the fabric at all your margin for error is very small, or non existant! I guess it depends on what you are comfortable with and what risks you are willing to take------good luck! (Im an aircraft mechanic by trade, and the sheet metal on a plane is always a certain percentage thicker than is actually needed --I think its around 15-20 percent thicker, that way there is room to work with if there is any damage, and also it will last longer ---we call it the :"fudge factor"----I use the same philosophy with my diy hammock gear, always a little bit stronger than I need!)
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